The exhibition, entitled “Money and beauty. Bankers, Botticelli and the Bonfire of Vanities”, underlines the links established, during the Renaissance period, between economy, finance, politics and arts.
Multimedia devices help the visitors understand the economic mechanisms used by the Florentines to dominate international trade at the time; the visitor can therefore discover how money circulated and how Florence then became the financial capital of the world.
Referring to Savonarola’s “Bonfire of Vanities” and opposition to the emerging capitalism of the Renaissance period and the moral issues it raised, the exhibition also sheds light on the links between money, ethics and religion.
Visitors can admire masterpieces by, inter alia, Boticelli, Beato Angelico, Piero del Pollaiolo, the Della Robbia family and Lorenzo di Credi.
For more information on the exhibition, please refer to the
Strozzi Palace website
Published on 16 September 2011.