Santa Maria Novella is a well know site for art lovers. The Dominican complex is located in the heart of Florence and houses masterpieces of Giotto, Masaccio, Brunelleschi, Filippino Lippi, Paolo Uccello, Sandro Botticelli just to name a few.
This elegant editorial project was born with the intention to offer a photographic synthesis of all the most important artworks in Santa Maria Novella and to fund at the same time the ongoing restoration.
A pleasure for the eyes and the mind made in years of shooting and surveys by Antonio Quattrone, professional photographer specialized in the cultural heritage sector. Not just photographs, but an intimate way to appreciate these magnificent, controversial, unique works.
This time it’s not just another book based on new research and discoveries for this wonder that never ceases to be unravelled and to be known in its full potential by both enthusiasts and art historians alike.
It is rather a booklet which, through the images present in Santa Maria Novella featuring works of Giotto, Brunelleschi, Masaccio, Michelangelo, Ghirlandaio, Botticelli and Vasari just name a few, aims to replenish the eyes, the mind and the heart of the reader and to enable him to admire the beauty that is present in all of its splendour.
It is not necessary to possess specific tools of knowledge or methodologies to be able to savour beauty in the way that Gothic and Renaissance artists have depicted it. Browsing this book is an experience of utmost simplicity: jumping from one marvel to the next simply with the hint given by an object or an artist.
Therefore, it is a wonderful instrument suitable for all kinds of visitors: it only requires a taste for beauty and harmony.