played an important role in the Italian Renaissance, particularly in the renewal of interest in antiquity, and he gathered a significant collection of ancient art.
Florence was ruled by Duke Cosimo I de' Medici
who, like many of his contemporaries, gathered huge collections of classical art and artifacts as a means of demonstrating a higher order of culture and power.
The times are crying out for more than religion," he writes of a young acquaintance contemplating a monastic career (235): "Time is money," he observes to Lorenzo de' Medici
on another occasion, so beating Benjamin Franklin to the gun by several centuries (126).
Marie de' Medici
supported the opening of a Jesuit college in Paris despite opposition from the University, the Parlement, and parish priests.
The Medicis were one of the wealthiest families in Europe and Lorenzo de' Medici
was ruler of Florence from 1513 to 1519.
One might also consider Botticelli's portrait of a man holding a medal of Cosimo de' Medici
where the man seems also to be in ordinary--or at least non-ceremonial--clothing.
9) In their respective studies, both scholars recognized the critical connection between the image of Lucrezia and another important Allori portrait, that of her brother, the heir apparent, Francesco I de' Medici
, who they correctly identified as holding a miniature copy of the Raleigh portrait (Figs.
Another important work in the Getty collection is Pontormo's ``Portrait of Cosimo I de' Medici
,'' a rare and wonderful example of mannerist portraiture, which will hang in one of two medium-size galleries for large works of the Italian Renaissance.
The team collaborated with well-known Florentine architect Roberto Magris to ensure that every aspect of the Center is as authentic as possible - from the architecture of the Tuscan-style building and construction materials, to the landscaping, interior furnishings and decorative elements, to the food and wine served in the Center's Ristorante Caterina de' Medici
Barbie sogna Caterina de' Medici
/Barbie as Caterina de' Medici
These include portraits of his mother, Maria Salviati, his wife, Eleonora di Toledo, his daughters, Bia, Maria, Lucrezia, and Isabella, and his two wards, Giulia d'Alessandro de' Medici
and Eleonora "Dianora" di Toledo.
Giovanni de' Medici
, a member of the ruling Florentine family, is elected Pope and takes the title of Leo X.
This makes Filippo Luti's short but careful volume on Antonio de' Medici
, a minor figure in granducal Tuscany, all the more opportune.
She looks at a selection of portraits to explore the phenomenon as it evolved during the reign of Duke Cosimo de' Medici
and Duchess Eleonora di Toledo (1537-74) in contexts of patronage and rites of passage, society and culture, and art history.
Brucker based his study in large part on a family ricordanza begun in 1373 by Foligno di Conte de' Medici