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sent the works they host: green, inspired by the drapery and wall hangings seen in numerous Venetian R
enaissance paintings, and dark grey for the Florence school, echoing the stones used to build the famed gallery itself.
Federico Barocci’s huge Virgin of the People (also known as Ma
donna del Popolo) has been placed in the Hall of Pillar, whose light-painted walls recall the
atmosphere of a church. The room hosts a collection of altar pieces of the counter-reformation period.
The total cost of the renovation was around 700,000 euros ($780,000). The amount includes $100
,000 for the Venus of Urbino room donated by the nonprofit association Friends of the Uffizi Galleries.
An individual member of the association, named Trish Savi
des, contributed $15,000 to the renovation of Lorenzo Lotto’s Holy Family.