Museo di Cenacolo di Sant’Apollonia, Florence, Part 1

In roughly the center of Florence stands what is currently known as the title above, a small museum space in what used to be a 14th century convent. This little museum holds a major landmark of Italian Renaissance painting, Andrea del Castagno’s Last Supper fresco. Amazingly, Badari seems not to know of this work in his Lives if the Artists. That’s probably because it was housed in a female only convent and relatively unknown before the convent was suppressed in the 1860s.

The reason my photos in this post are not edited from my iPhone is because they were taken in Live mode and…it’s a long story. See my previous post entitled True Confessions.

The room conserved is the former refectory of the convent, which harbors the well-conserved The Last Supper, as well as Castagno’s Dead Christ Supported by Two Angels, originally above a door in the convent. The small museum also displays other fresco designs and works by Castagno, Neri di Bicci, Paolo Schiavo, and Raffaello da Montelupo.

Here are some pictures I took of these artworks and the museum in late 2019 while living in Florence.

2 thoughts on “Museo di Cenacolo di Sant’Apollonia, Florence, Part 1

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    Thanks for posting this. 



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