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The self-portrait rooms at the Uffizi Galleries

Wed, 02/28/2024 - 11:45

For the first time within the Uffizi's visiting itinerary and with a completely new layout, the artists' self-portraits are once again visible in the Uffizi Galleries: 12 rooms for 255 works and 600 years of art history, from Taddeo Gaddi to Yan Pei-Ming. From 1973 to 2016, some of these works could only be admired inside the Vasari Corridor.
The new itinerary includes paintings, sculptures, installations and graphics and it is an opportunity to meet many protagonists of the history of art such as Andrea del Sarto, Luca Giordano, Rubens, Rembrandt, Rosalba Carriera, the great Neapolitans Francesco De Mura and Francesco Solimena, but also Francesco Hayez, Eugène Delacroix, Arnold Böcklin, Giuseppe Pellizza da Volpedo, Elisabeth Chaplin, Adolfo Wildt, Marino Marini, Hélène de Beauvoir, Maria Lassnig, Berlinde De Bruyckere, etc.
Among the exhibited works, the first self-portrait of a sculptor, Anne Seymour Damer, who in 1778 signed her effigy in Greek characters to affirm a culture normally closed to the female universe; the self-portrait on a mirror by Michelangelo Pistoletto and the one made with plastic bricks by Ai Weiwei; the self-portrait by a street artist, the Londoner Endless, who depicts himself together with the duo Gilbert & George.
It is no coincidence that the Uffizi Galleries have the oldest and most important collection of self-portraits in the world - over 2000, including paintings, sculptures and drawings. Visit it with Firenzecard!