Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Museo degli Argenti, Palazzo Pitti

Example of quadratura in Palazzo Pitti 

We took a few hours this afternoon to visit the Museo degli Argenti located inside the Pitti Palace (which is about 6 minutes from our house). The silver museum’s attraction for me is not so much the silver or gold trinkets (okay, they are a much nicer than trinkets) but the frescoed rooms which use quadratura techniques to create scenes that are fun to look at. If you close one eye it removes your stereoscopic ability (?) and the trompe l’oeil is especially vivid.

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