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    Florence Art History

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    The city of Florence has the Palazzo Vecchio as a symbol of power but also as a source of Roman ruins and Renaissance chambers and paintings. Construction on the fortress-like building began in 1299, designed by Arnolfo di Cambio, above the ruins of the Uberti Ghibelline towers and ancient theater of Florentia, the Roman colony. (Fulceri, Elena) The Palazzo Vecchio began as the official home of the Priors, chief magistrates, and the Gonfaloniere, governing body of the Republic. Ruling Florence and Tuscany, the Medici dynasty lived in their own palace until 1540. “Between 1865 and 1872, during the Italian struggle for unity, it was, for a time, the seat of the government, the Chamber of Deputies, and the Foreign Ministry,” (Rogers, Barbara).…

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    The Renaissance was the time shortly after the end of the Middle Ages. During this time, strive of different cultures began emerging especially in the Peninsula of Italy. This was a time of prosperity for humans. According to the textbook, many people during this time believed in the humanist perspective; this is where "they believed in the worth and dignity of the individual" (Benton et al 6). This shaped many of the beliefs and the influences to society. Also, according to the textbook, a…

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    Giovanni Boccaccio’s passage The Plague in Florence: From the Decameron is an insightful exert on the Black Death. Giovanni Boccaccio declares his assumptions, interests, and ideals on what started the plague and the cause of new forms of behavior from the people. This selection is just his introduction to his many tales an insightful introduction it is. Giovanni Boccaccio assumes that there is no hope after getting sick from the Black Death. He assumes this also because he assumes that the…

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    Florence, Itay's Dome

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    This was an interesting read. The article written by Tom Mueller, depicts the events leading up to the design of the dome for Florence, Itay’s cathedral, Il Duomo also known as “Brunelleshi’s Dome”. Filippo Brunelleschi was the architect of the Dome. The story dates back to 1418, the Cathedral was known as Santa Maria del Fiore. For years the cathedral was in need of major repairs especially the rooftop, the dome had yet to be defined. The city’s Town Fathers needed this remedied immediately.…

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    named Florence Allard was born. Florence Allard was born in a suburb of Paris in 1985. Florence is a very tall man, standing at 6'3'' with long brown hair parted at both sides. He has a simple complexion, he's fair skinned with a slight dark tint to it. He has perfect blue eyes and a gorgeous smile. He also has one of the best features that anyone could possible have: he's French. Florence had a decent childhood. His parents were very conservative people, and they would often scold him for his…

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    Florence was one of the five major city states that rose as a result of the “Dark Age” and black plague. After this, the guild system was rarely used and wealthy, powerful families began to rule (which in Florence was the Medici family). Florence played a major role in the Renaissance because it encouraged and promoted art and culture; it became the center for literature and art and supported those writers and artists affluently. Patrons were the largest supporters for scholars, writers, and…

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    Hayden Vosseller Mrs. Mitchell World History Period 4 December 7, 2014 Florence In the Renaissance Source #1 History Alive pg. 324 leading cultural center birthplace of poet Dante Alighieri Michelangelo grew up there Leonardo da Vinci grew up there another Florentine, Donatello, made his mark special because of location Italy was divided into city-states Florence was one of these right on the Arno River, which made a center of trade and commerce the hub of woolen-cloth trading for Europe…

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    The Dome of Florence Cathedral was a problem from the start, causing headaches for former engineers. Brunelleschi took on the challenge in 1419. He was possibly led to his hidden talent in architecture after losing a commision to build a sculpture for a baptistry in Florence. He then shied away from sculpting, although he did not quit and began his career in architecture. Some believe he was inspired by his surroundings in Italy, always visiting the works of art there. When he worked on the…

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    Florence Nightingale was born on May 12, 1820 in Florence, Italy. She was the younger of the two children. She was born to Frances Nightingale and William Shore Nightingale. Her mother was from a merchant family, who loved socializing with people. Her father was a wealthy landowner who inherited two estates when Florence was 5 years old. Unlike Florence’s mother, she was socially awkward. She often butted heads with her mother and she thought she was controlling. She wanted to please her mother;…

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    In the early Renaissance, and slightly prior, Florence was considered to be a focal point of change, gaining the name “the center of the universe”, in some cases. This nickname for Florence, Italy reigns remarkably true in Florence’s impact on the Renaissance, by being a hub new and, eventually historic art, as well as influential philosophers and being a city with vast wealth and a healthy middle class. These factors made Florence a prime location for changes to begin after the Hundred Years’…

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