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Medici Chapel

Medici Chapel

 

Medici Chapel . One of two structures of Medici Chapel is Sagrestia Nuova (New Sacristy), located within Florence’s Basilica di San lorenzo church. The idea of the Sargestia Nuova was from Cardinal Giulio de Medici and his cousin Pope Leo X. To work on the Sargestia Nuova and design the mausoleum fo Medici family, they hired Michelandgelo.
The design of Sargestia Nuova, is very similar with Brunelleschi’s Sagrestia Veccia in the San Lorenzo.
The internal walls are builded an Renaissance Mannerism. For interior design Michelangelo used a grey sandstone pilaster elements to give the appereance of supporting columns on each of the corners.

 

Capel Medici
Capel Medici

 

Tombs

Now in the chapel we can watch thre statues of Michelangelo, is Madonna with a child and two Medici tombs, tomb of Giuliano di Lorenzo de’ Medici with Night and Day and tomb of Lorenzo di Piero de’ Medici with Dusk and Dawn. Other sculptures are Michelangelo’s pupils work.

 

Madonna with a child
Madonna with a child

 

Tomb of Lorenzo di Piero de' Medici with Dusk and Dawn
Tomb of Lorenzo di Piero de’ Medici with Dusk and Dawn

 

Tomb of Giuliano di Lorenzo de' Medici with Night and Day
Tomb of Giuliano di Lorenzo de’ Medici with Night and Day