Marco Campigli - Gondi, a Florentine dynasty and its palace

Gondi Palace

One of the most brilliant art historians of the new generation, he has revived Giuliano da Sangallo's majestic and monumental stone fireplace in pietra forte, which dominates the Salone di PalazzoGondi. He described the four elements, air, water, fire and earth that inspired this important work, closely connected to the weapons Gondi and the two statues, Hercules and Samson, tutelary gods of the family, one turned towards the door, the other towards the window, as if to protect the heart of the palace from evil spirits.

Marco Campigli studied at the Universities of Florence and Udine, dealing mainly with 15th and 16th century sculpture. Professor of Museology and Artistic Literature at the University for Foreigners of Siena, he wrote the volume dedicated to the work of the sculptor "Agostino di Duccio, Florentine by birth but active for a decade in Rimini: Light and Marble" (Ed. Olschki).

He wrote two more volumes "Visibile pray. Sacred Art in the Diocese of San Miniato" (Ed. Pacini Pisa) and has recently returned to write about Rimini and Agostino di Duccio in a volume, edited by Antonio Paolucci, entitled "Il Tempio Malatestiano" (Ed. Franco Cosimo Panini). He contributed to the exhibition "Pontormo e il suo seguito nelle terre d'Empoli". The exhibition dedicated to Pontormo, is part of the exhibitions gathered in "The city of the Uffizi" directed by Antonio Natali - director of the Uffizi Gallery and scientific curator of the Casa del Pontormo, and is curated by Cristina Gelli. The leading exhibition is "Pontormo and Rosso Fiorentino. Divergenti vie della maniera" curated by Antonio Natali, director of the Uffizi Gallery and Carlo Falciani based in Palazzo Strozzi in Florence.