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  • Florence Influence On Renaissance Art

    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’ War and within the peak of the black death. Florence was home to many artists that advanced Renaissance art, including Giotto, Lippi, Botticelli and Michelangelo, who all pushed for the changes in art that defined came to define “Renaissance art”. As well as these famous painters (and sculptures), Florence is home to the largest masonry dome in existence, the work of Brunelleschi, who also discovered a method to draw accurate perspective, changing painting. As changes in art arose, Donatello created his own version of the David, that was the first nude sculpture since the era of Greek sculpture. The High Renaissance changed boundaries, making painting that varied in subject matter from Christian religion and nature, and pushed back to depict pagan Gods and Goddess’ from Greek and Roman…

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  • Florence Duomo: Filippo Brunelleschi

    Florence Duomo Historical Background Information Around 1415, Filippo Brunelleschi competed for the chance to build the dome of the Florence Duomo. Florence was home to many talented artists, and all of them entered competitions to build or design various buildings around the city. Just a few years before, Brunelleschi had competed to design the bronze doors on the baptistery, but lost the competition to Lorenzo Ghiberti. Along with Ghiberti and Michelangelo, Brunelleschi built a model of what…

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  • Florence Nightingale Biography

    I am Florence Nightingale. I was born on May 12th, 1820 in Florence, Italy. My parents were inspired by the city to name me. My parents are William and Frances Nightingale. My father was a wealthy landowner and owned three estates. My mother was a British socialite known for her beauty. I am the youngest of the two daughters and also less important, according to my parents.1 My sister, Parthenope, and I were complete opposites.2 My sister and I were raised to be very social since our family was…

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  • Florence Nightingale And Frances Parthenope: A Brief History Of Florence, Italy

    Background Florence Nightingale was born at the Villa La Colombaia in Florence, Italy on the 12th of May 1820. She was born two years after her one and only sister, Frances Parthenope. Both Florence Nightingale and Frances Parthenope was named after a place they were born in, one being Florence, Italy and the latter “Parthe” after Parthenopolis which once was a Greek settlement, now part of Naples, Italy. Florence Nightingale was born into a British family that belonged to the upper-middle-class…

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  • Importance Of Public Rituals In Renaissance Florence

    Public ritual in Renaissance Florence involved many actors took many forms.1 Rituals could be civic rituals performed by the citizens of the city, or rituals primarily concerned with one family or group of people, but were displayed and therefore made available to the public.2 Some rituals were popular rituals were anyone could participate. These public rituals had various purposes, the most important ones being reproducing hierarchies which conditioned the organization of power within the…

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  • A Comparison Of Florence Nightingale's Florence And Sir Mary Seacole

    Florence Nightingale as the “original” nurse, and has led the path for all nurses since. Florence was born in 1820 in Florence, Italy and that is where her name came from. Florence was born into an upper class family, but she felt calling from God to help. With that calling Florence wanted to train to become a nurse, and after some convincing to her parents in 1851 she went to Germany to train as a nurse. In 1854 the Crimean War began and that is when Florence began to really shine. Florence…

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  • Florence Nightingale Influence

    Florence Nightingale pushed the government to make changes to better soldiers health in hospitals. Not only did she push for this reform during the Crimean War, but after too. Nightingale became well known for her work in helping sick and wounded soldiers in the war. How she essentially founded nursing and set an example for the rest of the years to follow. She spent her nights caring for soldiers, giving her the name “Lady with a Lamp.” Nightingale was born in Florence, Italy on the night of…

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  • Florence Nightingale's Notes On Nursing

    Notes on Nursing was written by a remarkable woman named Florence Nightingale, who was born on May 12 in 1820, in Florence, Italy. Nightingale wrote Notes on Nursing to inform, and make a change to better the future of nursing. Florence Nightingale stressed things such as clean environment, air, and living areas; she also made sure the importance of patient care, nutrition, lightness, and also effective administration were known. Florence was an extraordinary woman, nurse, and caregiver; she…

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  • Giotto Similarities Between Florence And Jan Van Eyck

    Giotto di Bondone, of Florence, and Jan van Eyck, of Bruges were both revolutionary artist during the Late Gothic and Early Renaissance era (c. 1300-1500). However, each artist had incredibly different styles and utilized different mediums that they would later become known for. Giotto lived and worked in Florence during a period when religious subjects and styles had been laid down by centuries of tradition. As the first artist to depict human emotion, his influence put Western art on a path to…

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  • Florence Nightingale: The Lady With The Lamp

    Florence Nightingale, also known as the “Lady with the Lamp”, is considered the founder of modern nursing. Her achievements have set the precedence of nursing for years to come. Nightingale was born on May 12th, 1820 in Florence, Italy to wealthy English parents. As a child, she was taught history, literature, mathematics, and philosophy by her father. At an early age, she would minister to the poor and ill people in the neighboring village of the family 's home. At 24, she felt that nursing was…

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