Lorenzo de' Medici

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  • La Primaver Lorenzo Di Pierfrancesco De Medici

    La Primavera was created for the cousin of Lorenzo the Magnificent, Lorenzo di Pierfrancesco de’ Medici. It could be seen as some sort token of appreciate for being forced into marriage. The original date of this painting is uncertain but has been narrowed down to between 1477 and 1482. It is documented that this painting was hung in the bedroom of the bride Semiramide Appiani. By understand the background of this painting it opens the door for ample interpretation which is pretty beautiful. Almost every figure in the painting represents those who were involved in orchestrating the marriage between Semiramide and Lorenzo. Mercury, son of Jupiter and the nymph Maia, is depicted banishing the winds of winter for the arrival of spring. Lorenzo…

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  • Machiavelli's Letter To Prince Lorenzo De Medici

    Through acquired wisdom and experience, Niccolo Machiavelli composed an intricately detailed letter to Prince Lorenzo de Medici in order to gain his favor. Comprised of military, leadership, and royalty advice, the letter has served not only as advisement to the addressed, but also to future leaders in the years to come. Free will is defined by Merriam-Webster as “the ability to make choices that are not controlled by fate or God.” Though many interpret Machiavelli’s opinions and viewpoints in…

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  • Charles Dempsey's Primavera

    took particular interest in the symbolism present during the Renaissance. The Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes publishes research discussing various disciplines, which often emphasises their link to antiquity. This article in particular article gave immense insight into the concept of Neoplatonic thought and the more philosophical interpretation of the Primavera. Gombrich argued that it was Ficino’s letter to Lorenzo di Pierfrancesco and his discussion of mythological figures as…

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  • La Primavera Analysis

    artist of Lorenzo de Medici, the man in charge of the Tuscan city-state from 1469-1492, allowed him to carry even more influence over his contemporaries than through his paintings alone. During his time under the Medici family’s patronage, he created some of the most cryptic and revolutionary works of art anyone had yet observed. Of these works, the most outstanding to both his fellow sub-Medici Florentines and 20th-21st century art historians and critics is La Primavera. As it was his first…

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  • Donato Di Betto Bardi's Donatello: Early Italian Renaissance Artist

    (1386–1466) A sculptor who revolutionized the art in Florence during the early Renaissance. Born as Donato di Niccolo Bardi, he was an apprentice in the workshop of Lorenzo Ghiberti, and assisted Ghiberti in creating the famous bronze doors of the Baptistry of Florence. December 13, 1466 By 1455, Donatello had returned to Florence and completed Magdalene Penitent, a statue of a gaunt-looking Mary Magdalene. Commissioned by the convent at Santa Maria di Cestello, the work was probably intended…

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  • Classicism And Humanism

    Published in 1532 by Niccolò Machiavelli, The Prince was a ground breaking book for its day. It was written in Italian rather than the traditional written language for the time; Latin. The book itself explores for the first time modern philosophy and how to be a proper aristocrat (Cunningham). The book was written for, and dedicated to Lorenzo Medici, who at the time was the ruler of Florence. The book focuses on Politics, Warcraft, and how to maintain an image as a ruler. Many scholars have…

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  • Alessandro Botticelli's The Three Graces

    amount of outside beliefs from society which had an impact on the art that was created. One artist in particular who dealt with these ideologies was Alessandro Botticelli. Botticelli was an Italian painter of the Early Renaissance who worked under the advocacy of Lorenzo de’ Medici. In his years of working as an artist he has created two paintings which reflects the embodiment of womanly beauty known as Birth of Venus, c. 1484-86 and Primavera, c.1482. Botticelli was a master ahead of his time.…

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  • Leonardo Da Vinci: The High Renaissance

    time when Italy was in need of prestige and honorable buildings and in a time were artists no longer had to accommodate to the wishes of the their commissioner but to their own desires. Leonardo Da Vinci born in 1452 as a bastard son, lived with his father in Tuscany where he became the apprentice of Verrocchio, born in 1435 in Florence. Andrea Del Verrocchio was a Florentine sculptor and painter, commissioned by Piero and Lorenzo De’ Medici, rulers of Florence. De’ Medici family was also…

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  • Study Abroad Characteristics

    hope to return with a greater sense of respect for diversity. Although I already love how different the world and its people are, I have not lived in another country and been a cultural outsider. Living in Italy will highlight some of the difficulties cultural outsiders have everyday which will help me better understand and work to ease those difficulties at home. The program I would hope to attend is the Lorenzo de’ Medici program in Florence. This program will help me achieve my goals foremost…

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  • Analysis Of Pico Della Mirandoli And Machiavelli

    His guide on how to be an effective leader, The Prince, encourages the prince to do whatever it takes to achieve your goal. Machiavelli one of the great thinkers of the Italian Renaissance. In 1498, he was appointed chancellor of the Second Chancery, which is the foreign affairs department. Later he was appointed the secretary to the Council of Ten, the department of War. He later served as foreign ambassador to several courts of Europe. In 1512, When the Medici returned from their exile, they…

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