‘Lapis Lazzuli – Magia del Blu’
Museo degli Argenti, Palazzo Pitti, Florence
9th June – 11th October 2015
The first ever exhibition dedicated to this rare blue stone, it is unusual also in that the suggestion for the exhibition came from the Natural History Museum in Paris, leading to an exhibition founded in both science and art.
The ‘Treasure Room’ of the Museo degli Argenti is home to an incredible collection of inlaid Lapis Lazzuli vases, a collection begun by Cosimo I de’ Medici, and pieces from this collection that are often unseen comprise this 4-part exhibition, one of which concerns itself with the use of the stone in painting.
Book tickets for this exhibition at the Palazzo Pitti.