uffizi room 35 di michelangelo e dei fiorentini

Right opposite the entrance, the room is dominated by young Michelangelo's Doni Tondo, probably one of the most famous paintings in the gallery.

The subject is the Holy family, depicting the Virgin Mary as she turns to Joseph to take Jesus from his arms. The painting features an extraordinary range of colours, which later served as an inspiration for Mannerist painters, and the movement of both the figures in the foreground and the nudes in the background is characterised by the author's own sculptural style, which had a large following in subsequent years.

On the other walls are works by FrÓ Bartolomeo and Mariotto Albertinelli, who belonged to the so-called San Marco School, interpreters of a highly devout religious art, following the teachings of Girolamo Savonarola.

There are also some paintings by Alfonso Berruguete, who knew how to interpret the Michelangelo's pictorial innovations more than any of his contemporaries, as evidenced by his Madonna and Child and SalomŔ.

Also on display are Franciabigio and Andrea del Sarto's works, from the Museum of San Salvi.

In the middle of the room is a sculpture representing Sleeping Ariadne, Roman copy of a third-century Hellenistic sculpture brought from Rome's Villa Medici to Florence in 1787.

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