Palazzo Strozzi, Firenze, 23 September 2017

In occasion of the 30th edition of the Biennale in Florence Moretti Fine Art and Carlo Orsi gallery hosted a dinner for collectors and curators at Palazzo Strozzi, in a dreamy renaissance setting Designed  by Paolo Fiumi.

Palazzo Strozzi construction started in 1489, the year the architect Benedetto da Maiano, for Filippo Strozzi the Elder, a rival of the Medici who had returned to the city in 1466, the year and wished to build for himself the most luxurious palaces of the possible. Of course, the Palace had to Express some kind of political statement about the status of the Strozzi. To do this, in 1470-ies he bought a lot of buildings which were then demolished to make way for construction. Giuliano da Sangallo created a wooden model of the future Palazzo. But in 1491, the year Filippo Strozzi died before the completion of the construction in 1538, the year. In the same year the building was confiscated by Cosimo I of the Medici, and only 30 years later it was returned to the Strozzi family, which owned it until 1937. Palazzo Strozzi is an example of urban architecture with stone walls, modeled on the Palazzo Medici, but with more harmonious proportions. With all four sides the Palace is surrounded by streets, in contrast to the same corner of the Palazzo Medici, which made it the design is strictly symmetrical. The building is remarkable paired arched Windows and the dominant cornice, typical of the Florentine palaces of the time. Inside is a courtyard, surrounded by arched galleries created by Simone del Pollaiolo.
September 24, 2017