Current Location:
John C. Kennedy Hall of Engineering -> 3rd Floor (KEN)
Location Notes:
KEN; 3rd fl., Rt. of Rm. 321

Medici-Laurenziana Library, Florence (Veduta della Liberia Mediceo-Laurenziana)

Artwork
Identifier:
2005.089.1
Artist:
Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Etching
Date:
circa 2005
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 14.5 in Width: 10 in
Description:
Eleven people in a library with a staircase and a tall ceiling.
Historical Context:
This historical library in Florence, Italy, contains a repository of more than 11,000 manuscripts and 4,500 early printed books. Built in a cloister of the Medicean Basilica di San Lorenzo di Firenze under the patronage of the Medici pope, Clement VII, the Library was built to emphasize that the Medici family were no longer mere merchants but members of intelligent and ecclesiastical society. This building was designed by Michelangelo.