New Uffizi: here are six rooms for the XVII century
Six "yellow" rooms opening
After the realization of west wing first floor, the foreign schools rooms so-called "blue" and those "red" of Modern Manner, with today's opening of the six rooms so-called "yellow" - numbered 95-100 - dedicated to Florentine painting of the XVII century restored, of Levant wing, together with those of "infilata" overlooking Vasari factory courtyard, is complete a project major part of New Uffizi, which gives the long work started ten years ago sign and that in December 2011 saw the first concrete summary of changes and adjustments made over the years. The six new rooms are always located on the first floor, as the so-called "red rooms", but in the opposite wing. They have been used for more than a century as State's deposits, and sporadically accommodate temporary exhibitions. With the work recently completed, these environments have been consolidated, restored and equipped with the necessary equipment: air-conditioning and safety. In continuity with those of the west wing, dedicated to XVI century works, these rooms feature a selection of XVII century paintings: allegories , still lifes , landscapes, portraits, historical paintings by artists such as Jacopo Chimenti said Empoli, Giovanni Bilivert, Filippo Napoletano, Justus Suttermans, Francesco Furini, Carlo Dolci and others. At the same time, has been made important and unexpected roof consolidation work on west side's first floor. They are also already been implanted two new sites, even on the second floor, which quick will allow Gallery historic six halls reopening, completely restored, renovated and reorganized.