I thought I would take this opportunity to show you another area (besides the David) that stood out for me at the Galleria dell’Accademia or Gallery of Academy Museum in Florence. We weren’t allowed to photograph in many parts of the museum, but the one area I would’ve loved to explore was this room full of statues, called the Gipsoteca Bartolini which unfortunately was roped off the day we visited. I was totally drawn to this room, and probably spent a good 15 minutes just gazing in longingly into it.
I later learned (read, I Googled) this room of statues is actually plaster casts of sculptures, all done by Lorenzo Bartolini. Plaster or stone, I would’ve loved to have spent a ton of time in this room, which was lit beautifully with soft light.
I couldn’t help but be reminded of the scene from the 2005 movie version of Pride & Prejudice, where Elizabeth Bennet played by Kiera Knightly tours Darcy’s home.
Can you see it too? Or am I just that much of a P&P fan..?
Photos of Lizzie’s Tour of Pemberly, source