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    The Tuscany Region

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    The Tuscany Region of Italy conjures images of picturesque rolling hills, cypress trees and sunflowers; but it has much more to offer than just beautiful vistas—much more. Considered the birthplace of the Renaissance, Tuscany has inspired countless artists over the centuries and they have left an indelible mark on the region that has become known for its masterpieces in artwork, architecture science and literary works. The majestic beauty of the region with its landscape dotted with ancient castles and ruins, as well as sublime cathedrals and quaint villages all contribute to its allure. The Tuscany region has a rich and intriguing history that has attributed to the many valuable contributions it has made to the Italian national identity. The Tuscany region is located in Central Italy and covers approximately nine thousand square miles with a population of approximately 3.5 million (Catling 12). The terrain in the region varies from rugged coastal cliffs and sandy beaches to the mountain ranges of the Apennine and Apuan Alps with plenty of rolling hills in between; it also encompasses the…

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    Renaissance in Veneto and Tuscany Italian artists were representative of the Renaissance but were not representative of Italy as a whole during the Renaissance. Italy, throughout the Renaissance, was not unlike other European countries. The country faced the same decline in population due to the plague and a steady rise in population after the plague. Most of the country, like most of Europe, was rural and made up of peasants. The Renaissance, however, did not occur within the majority of…

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    Casa Malaparte ARC-1013 Professor Zulaikha Ayub Benjamin Hardin BJH413 10/20/15 A perspective view of Casa Malaparte Casa Malaparte is a house on the island of Capri, Italy built by and for Curzio Malaparte. (Antrim) I WHO IS CURZIO MALAPARTE? Curzio Malaparte, born Kurt Erich Suckert, was born in Prato, Tuscany. He began his education at Collegio Cicognini and ended it at La Sapmienza University of Rome. He began his controversial career in 1918 as a journalist. He fought in World…

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    Francesco Petrarch was born in Arezzo 20 July, 1304 and died in Arquá 19 July, 1374. Writer, poet and humanist he played a very important role in the development of Italian poetry. Son of a Florentine notary exiled for political motives, at a very young age Petrarch had to move from place to place. They first moved from city to city in Tuscany and then to Avignon, France. At the same time, from 1309 to 1377, the Papacy was in Avignon. Living in the suburbs of this French city, Petrarch was…

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    The start of the 16th century is known as the High Renaissance, It is most famous for the Italian Art Masters such as Da Vinci, Michelangelo and Raphael. These remarkable artists made art no longer a craft being made by craftsmen, on the contrary art became an almost noble like statues, something perceived as valuable and glorious. These Italian master arose in the time when Italy was in need of prestige and honorable buildings and in a time were artists no longer had to accommodate to the…

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    Leonardo da Vinci was born on 1452 in Anchiano, Tuscany, which is now known as Italy today. This essay will be talking about Leonardo Da Vinci. I will be talking about his inventions to scientists who have been inspired by him. If your not the type of person who wants to read about Leonardo Da Vinci then stop reading now. Da Vinci has one of the most intriguing personality in the history of western art. He was trained as a painter and sculptor. Even though da Vinci is mostly known for his…

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    If you were asked to name famous opera singers, you might only be able to name a few. Luciano Pavarotti, even after his death, is one of the most recognizable names in opera, and so is the name Andrea Bocelli, one of Pavarotti's good friends. How popular is Bocelli? Well, he did appear on Sesame Street and sang a song with Elmo, if that quantifies his popularity for you. Like Pavarotti, Bocelli was born in Italy and began singing at an early age. He grew up on a farm in the Tuscany region of…

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    Artist Synopsis Leonardo da Vinci was born on April 15, 1452, in a farm like house in the hills of Tuscany which is outside the village of Anchiano in Italy. Leonardo was the love child of Ser Piero and Caterina. He was raised by his father and his stepmothers. His father believed in multiple marriages. When Leonardo was five years old he moved to his father’s family estate in Vinci, better known as a town of Tuscans. His home was also occupied by his grandfather and his uncle. His home life was…

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    To what Extent did Leonardo da Vinci Contribute to Math, Art, and Science? The Renaissance was a rebirth of Greek and Roman ideas, that took place in the late fourteenth through early seventeenth century. The rebirth of human reason began in Italy and particularly in Florence. Italy had been rapidly moving away from the medieval era. The Renaissance movement had begun on a scholarly level, with humanists writers, but was clearly linked with the scientific developments, change, and growth of…

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    David: Baroque or Renaissance The courageous young David of the Old Testament has been the model for several sculptors in the art world. Michelangelo Buonarroti and Gian Lorenzo Bernini are two of these known sculptors. Michelangelo has been noted as the superior personality of the Florentine and later the High Renaissance era. He reigned the whole sixteenth century to the point others were unable to elude his influence (Hartt, 1987). A century later, Bernini entered the sculpturing world and…

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