On the occasion of the exhibition “... that is in the loggia. Leonardo, The David, the Opera del Duomo"The Museo dell'Opera del Duomo, the Opera of Santa Maria del Fiore promotes a special initiative for residents in Florence and the province: all the Friday, Saturday and Sunday, from 4 October to 3 November, it will be possible to take part in free guided tours of the exhibition (beginning 17.00 and 18.00 hours, max 15 people per shift), paying a reduced entrance fee to the museum of only 6 euros instead of 18. To participate in the reservation will not be necessary, just go to the ticket office of the Museum, where the guided tours that last half an hour will start. Previously or to follow the people, who participate in the guided tour, can visit the Museum.
It is the 25 January of the 1504, while michelangelo is finishing to sculpt the David, the Opera of Santa Maria del Fiore, which commissioned the famous sculpture for the Duomo of Florence, convenes the major Florentine artists of the time, including Leonardo da Vinci, because they express an opinion about the most suitable place to place the "giant", so then it was called the statue of Buonarroti.
The heated debate will be recorded in a report which, on the occasion of the five hundredth anniversary of Leonardo's death, theWork of Santa Maria del Fiore has decided to exhibit at the Museo dell'Opera del Duomo and where you can read the opinions of Leonardo and the other great artists present at that meeting, including: Botticelli, Perugino, Filippino Lippi, Andrea della Robbia, Antonio and Giuliano da Sangallo, Piero di Cosimo, Il Cronaca, Lorenzo di Credi and Francesco Granacci.
It is "an exceptional document of a unique Florentine season," he says Antonio Natali, curator of the exhibition. The record, kept in the Archive of the Opera of Santa Maria del Fiore, was exhibited only once before, 80 years ago, in the Leonardo exhibitions of the 1939 in Milan. The exhibition is completed by a video (created by Art Media Studio) which shows the various locations proposed for the David during the 1504 meeting and the reconstruction of the transfer from the rooms of the ancient headquarters of the Opera in Piazza Duomo to Palazzo Vecchio.