Friday, March 20, 2009 Florence

Donatello’s Mary Magdalen

Originally uploaded by marymompics

Today was back to back art. All the pictures today are from the Opera dell Duomo since the other places wouldn’t let us take pictures. We started out at the Horne Museum. This museum houses a lot of early Renaissance art. The woman at the desk was very helpful and loaned us a book so we would know what we were looking at. The people upstairs where the art was treated us like a couple of miscreants on a mission to destroy their collection. They followed us closely and on one occasion told us to back away from a painting.

Next we went to the Opera dell Duomo which is a repository of art associated with the cathedral. We’ve been there a lot of times but we love a lot of the pieces in there. John is especially fond of the Mary Magdalen wood carving pictured.

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