The centrepiece of the Florentine Museum of the Cathedral, the “Salone del Paradiso”, is dominated by a spectacular, full-scale model of the Cathedral’s medieval façade.
The model integrates many well preserved statues in their “original” location. The diffused natural light is complemented by accent light from Parscan projectors focused on the sculptures.
The hall, which extends across three floors, is filled with natural light from several skylights, evoking an outdoor environment that befits the displayed works.
Several Parscan projectors illuminate individual or groups of sculptures from different angles to avoid harsh shadows.
Illuminated sensitively and effectively, the poignant sculpture of Mary Magdalene is one of the most expressive of Donatello’s works.
A separate hall is dedicated entirely to Michelangelo’s “Pietá Bandini”. The light coming from above directs attention onto the central element of this group of figures.
Whilst producing a homogeneous overall appearance, the lighting emphasises the unique aspects of each individual sculpture.
Light from different angles is used to accentuate the artistic quality of the sculpture.
Perfectly executed lighting turns the huge model of the dome into a compelling eye-catcher whilst making a point of its striking design.
The lighting sets off the ornamental frieze on the wall from its dark surroundings with almost surgical precision.
The light directs the attention and urges the visitor to read the stories carved in stone.
An exemplary exhibition arrangement combined with precise lighting design gives voice to the exhibits.
Even less prominent objects draw interest thanks to coherent lighting that emphasises aspects such as the face of Christ.
The exquisite chest, lavishly adorned with imagery and ornaments, appears to shine from within.
ERCO lighting tools virtually seem to bring this dead stone to life. Precisely arranged lighting encourages the visitor to explore the remarkable wealth of detail of the statue.