Today, April 21st, the Uffizi Gallery are re-opening the so-called halls of ‘primitives’. These halls, going from number 2 to 7, were closed last summer so as to install a new air treatment system to improve the delicate indoor climatic condition, as well as also new lighting.
The halls host medieval masterpieces and are dominated by the three monumental Madonnas by Cimabue, Duccio di Buoninsegna and Giotto, practically all painted in the same period.
Among other artists present in these halls are Lorenzo Monaco, Lorenzetti, Gaddi, Giovanni da Milano, Simone Martini and Gentile da Fabriano to name a few.
To these have been added other 14 works amongst which a Madonna with Child by Lippo di Benivieni, a Madonna with Angels by Maestro della Santa Cecilia, a depicted cross by Pacino di Bonguida and a portable triptych of an enthroned Madonna.
The whole operation is part of the “New Uffizi Project” which consists of interventions to improve the conditions and technological features of this gallery while respecting its original settings.