ARTWORKS

In this section you will find all the information on the major works of art on display in the magical setting of Santa Maria Novella

ARTWORKS

In this section you will find all the information on the major works of art on display in the magical setting of Santa Maria Novella

It remains difficult to summarize with a simple list all the works of art that are kept in this so important place. "Luck" of Santa Maria Novella has grown since the first centuries of the Middle Ages and was manifested by its highest peak during the Renaissance. Giotto, Duccio, Brunelleschi, Botticelli, Masaccio, Domenico Ghilrlandaio, Filippino Lippi, Giorgio Vasari, Paolo Uccello and even Michelangelo. These are just some of the names associated with the rich artistic and religious history of the complex. Santa Maria Novella is one of the places where the history of Italian art was made and where some of his most brilliant artistic exponents were trained. Below you will find some useful information to introduce the works that are on display here. Goes without saying that the visit of these masterpieces is highly recommended.

Artworks

Masaccio’s Holy Trinity

In the third arcade of the left nave, in place of the altar, one can admire the fresco of the Holy Trinity (1425-1426) by Tommaso Guidi, known as Masaccio.

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The Crucifix by Giotto

At the center of the nave, high above the steps that separate the lower from the upper church, is the magnificent crucifix by Giotto, who, probably painted it between 1288 and 1289.

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Filippo Strozzi Chapel

The Chapel of Filippo Strozzi is located in the east (right) transept between the Bardi Chapel and the Tornabuoni (or Maggiore) Chapel.

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The facade

The marble facade of Santa Maria Novella is one of the most important examples of the Florentine Renaissance, despite having been initiated in previous periods. It was only finally completed in 1920.

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The Tornabuoni Chapel (Maggiore Chapel)

The Tornabuoni Chapel is the largest chapel in the Basilica of Santa Maria Novella and is dedicated to the Virgin Mary, the church’s titular saint.

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The Crucifix by Brunelleschi

Brunelleschi's Crucifix is a wooden sculpture preserved in the Gondi Chapel of Santa Maria Novella in Florence, dated to about 1410-1415.

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