The name Medici
is the name of a powerful and influential Florentine family : they are seen as the founders of the international banking system, apart from that they played a major role in the flourishing of the arts in the fifteenth century. They financed artist, such as: the painter Botticelli, the sculptor Donatello and the poet Boccaccio. This powerful family is usually depicted with a full red colour. This colour can be found in all their portraits, their coat of arms and in our chalk paint collection.