Talk:Uffizi

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Notes[edit]

The Italian version is much longer (although much of it is a list of its rooms and their contents). If anyone has the language skills to translate... -- ALoan (Talk) 00:26, 13 March 2006 (UTC)

I hope someone will edit the existing article into proper English. Some of it is very difficult to understand. I wish I had the time.Scott Adler 09:34, 16 July 2007 (UTC)

Baptism of Christ[edit]

This painting is said as being painted by da Vinci in here. While that is true in part (he painted the angel on the far left), the master and principle artist of the painting is Andrea del Verrocchio. So I'm not changing this in bad faith. --ImmortalGoddezz 17:40, 25 April 2006 (UTC)

V/[edit]

Maybe someone could say in Popular culture something about the scene from Pynchon's V.

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Amerigo[edit]

Isn't there a statue of Amerigo Vespucci outside? Hollyfire53 (talk) 20:29, 21 October 2009 (UTC)

How can Leonardo and Michelangelo have gathered at the Uffizi...[edit]

...if it was only in the design stages in 1560?? They're both DEAD by then. Article needs some work. Obviously, the older De Medici palazzo was gradually replaced somehow - but how? Did Vasari leave any of the old, where the geniuses actually met, intact or did he tear it down? It makes a difference in art history, whether one or the other is factual. Which part is the old part and which the new? (if the old wasn't completely destroyed by Vasari).--LeValley 06:41, 10 April 2010 (UTC)

i as in pizza[edit]

People who talk about the "Ufittsi" also talk about the "Louvers". Can we fix this?--Wetman (talk) 19:06, 22 February 2011 (UTC)

Popular culture section[edit]

I moved the popculture section down. Surely this is of less importance than what is actually exhibited in the museum. Personally, I'd rather see it removed entirely. The things on the list are not even about the Uffizi, they just happen to mention it in passing. One suspects a list like this only exists for the gratification of the people who made it, in order to publicly display how educated they are because they saw a museum in a computer game. Do we really need this? O0pyromancer0o (talk) 15:11, 21 February 2012 (UTC)

So Henry James is "popular culture"..? This section is worthless. 80.0.212.146 (talk) 22:06, 24 March 2013 (UTC)

Vasari quote[edit]

From the history section:

According to Vasari, who was not only the architect of the Uffizi but also the author of Lives of the Artists, published in 1550 and 1568, artists such as Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo gathered at the Uffizi "for beauty, for work and for recreation."

This needs more context. Da Vinci died forty years before the Uffizi was constructed, and Michelangelo would have been in his eighties. Is Vasari referring to the area in which the offices were later built, or is this quote misrepresented? — ʀoyoтϵ 20:27, 27 July 2015 (UTC)

When Cosimo asked Vasari to build the Uffizi, in the area were already a church (San Pier Scheraggio) and the Old Mint (Zecca Vecchia). Perhaps near these old buidings did the artists meet? One should also verify when and how frequently Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo had those meetings.--Pebbles (talk) 11:12, 31 December 2016 (UTC)