Selfie in the caraffe
We were extremely honored to hear Dr. Maria Matilde Simari talk about the discovery of Art-Test on Caravaggio’s Bacchus during the popular Facebook online events produced by the Uffizi Galleries.
A small but extraordinary self-portrait that literally came to light thanks to the multispectral investigations we conducted in 2009, when the painting was still covered with old deposits and aged varnish.
Now the restoration has brought it back into view and it has become an attraction within an attraction, for tourists from all over the world. “Especially for the Chinese”, says Dr. Simari, commenting: “who knows why”.
Here is the full video of the lesson, which explores many aspects of this famous painting: from its discovery in the Uffizi storage room to the relationship that binds it to Florence and the Medici.
We love to look at it and hear its history, proud of having contributed to shedding some light on the painting and on the artist.
In diretta dagli Uffizi, Maria Matilde Simari, storica dell’arte, ci illustrerà il Bacco di Caravaggio.
Pubblicato da Gallerie degli Uffizi su Martedì 19 gennaio 2021