Vasari and Buonarroti Patronage in Santa Croce

The unveiling of Giorgio Vasari’s (1511–74) newly restored Christ Carrying the Cross (1568–72) marks the conclusion of the campaign “In the Name of Michelangelo” to clean and conserve both Vasari’s painting and the monument to Michelangelo Buonarroti that stands next to it in Santa Croce’s right aisle. Together, the two works comprise the Buonarroti Chapel, whose patron was … More Vasari and Buonarroti Patronage in Santa Croce

Agnolo Gaddi’s Legend of the True Cross: Fully Restored and Back in Action

If you paid a visit to the Basilica di Santa Croce to see the famous fresco cycle of Agnolo Gaddi’s Legend of the True Cross in its main chapel between 2006 and 2013, you would have been sorely disappointed to see it covered with scaffolding that probably ruined your photos. However, this massive restoration project … More Agnolo Gaddi’s Legend of the True Cross: Fully Restored and Back in Action