Innocent and slandered Federico Zuccari ( 1539/40-1609 ) and artistic revenges.

From 6 December 2009 to 28 February 2010, the Prints and Drawings of the Uffizi, presents an exhibition dedicated to the painter Federico Zuccari. The exhibition tells the controversial and vengeful spirit that characterized many painters, and especially Zuccari, who rebelled against alleged libel, slander, and injustice against him, using revenge as an artist. Zuccari treated on several occasions in his paintings, the theme of "Slander", the "Triumph of Virtue on envy", the "truth revealed by Time", the "Truth subtracted from Time," and faced these days with original and witty effect. Throughout its history, and several trips to Europe, the painter several times, won the favor of important and illustrious patrons, and having obtained their confidence, lost all the privileges derived from these gentlemen, and to take revenge, he used your artstic talent for making public the injustices suffered. With this exhibition, Florence wants to pay homage to an artist who has left the city important evidence of his art, like the frescoes decorating the interior of the chapel of Santa Maria del Fiore, and the facade of the house where he lived. During the exhibition will be on display the entire body of drawings and prints, preserved at the Uffizi Gallery. Among the works on display stands out is the painting "Porta Virtutis", donated by the artist to the Duke of Urbino, who has returned after many vicissitudes in the hands of the Italian State, that 'he intended then to the Galleria Nazionale delle Marche in Urbino. The painting, rich in allusions, meanings and allegories, expresses the sense of the work of Zuccari, who throughout his artistic output, remained consistent and true to himself, and always outside his artistic freedom of thought, thus helping to emancipate the social status of the artist.

From 6 December 2009 to February 28, 2010
From Tuesday to Sunday, hours 8,15-18,50
Closed: Mondays, Christmas, New Year.