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  Benvenuto Cellini
BENVENUTO CELLINI was one of the enigmatic, larger-than-life figures of the Italian Renaissance: a celebrated sculptor, goldsmith, author and soldier, but also a hooligan and even avenging killer.
The son of a musician and builder of musical instruments, Cellini's first major brush with the law came as an early teenager: He was banished from his native Florence for his alleged role in a brawl.
Among Cellini's surviving works dating to this early period in his career is a gold medallion with carved stone inset, "Leda and the Swan," created for Gonfaloniere Gabbrello Cesarino and now in the collection of the museum at Vienna.
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  Benvenuto Cellini - MSN Encarta
Benvenuto Cellini (1500-71), Florentine sculptor and engraver, who became one of the foremost goldsmiths of the Italian Renaissance, executing exquisitely crafted coins, jewelry, vases, and ornaments.
Born in Florence, on November 3, 1500, Cellini was apprenticed to a goldsmith at the age of 15.
Cellini is also noted for his autobiography, written between 1538 and 1562, the standard English version of which was published in 1960.
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  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Benvenuto Cellini   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Benvenuto Cellini (November 3, 1500 – February 13, 1571) was an Italian goldsmith, painter, sculptor, soldier and musician of the Renaissance.
Benvenuto Cellini was born in Florence, Italy, where his family had been landowners in the Val d'Ambra for three generations.
Cellini is portrayed as a passionate and troubled man, plagued by the inconsistencies of life under the "patronage" of a false and somewhat cynical court.
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 Benvenuto Cellini Biography | Encyclopedia of World Biography
The Italian goldsmith and sculptor Benvenuto Cellini (1500-1571) is considered the greatest goldsmith of the Italian Renaissance.
However colorful the Cellini myth has become and however significant the response to this legend as an indication of the concept of the artist as romantic hero, the actual facts of Cellini's life remain at least as interesting as the stories.
The son of an architect and musician, Benvenuto Cellini was born in Florence on Nov. 3, 1500.
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 The Life of Benvenuto Cellini - Bijoux Extraordinaire
Benvenuto had applied for the same place, but has to content himself with that of papal mace-bearer, whose function it is to walk before the pope in processions, but from the labor of the place he is excused.
Benvenuto was engaged in endless brawls and scuffles.
Benvenuto considered himself a good man, and, according to the standards of his age, was not a bad one.
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 Benvenuto Cellini Summary
Benvenuto Cellini (November 3, 1500 – February 13, 1571) was an Italian goldsmith, painter, sculptor, soldier and musician of the Renaissance.
Benvenuto Cellini was born in Florence, Italy, where his family had been landowners in the Val d'Ambra for three generations.
Cellini is portrayed as a passionate and troubled man, plagued by the inconsistencies of life under the "patronage" of a false and somewhat cynical court.
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 Benvenuto Cellini - Opera
Cellini takes advantage of the fracas to approach Teresa but Fieramosca chooses the same moment and a fight ensues, in which Pompeo is stabbed by Cellini in self-defense.
Cellini is arrested but cannon-shots are fired to announce Ash Wednesday, the carnival lights are extinguished and in the sudden darkness he manages to escape.
Cellini's heart sinks and Teresa is in terror but Cellini saves the day by sacrificing his other masterpieces which are consigned to the furnace.
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 Benvenuto Cellini Online
Benvenuto Cellini at the Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan
Benvenuto Cellini at the National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. 3 works by Benvenuto Cellini
All images and text on this Benvenuto Cellini page are copyright 2007 by John Malyon/Artcyclopedia, unless otherwise noted.
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Benvenuto Cellini was born in Florence in 1500.
Among Cellini's most famous works of art are the carved crucifix of fl and white marble, the Perseus of bronze, a marble statue of Apollo, and many paintings and sculptings at Fontainbleau School.
Cellini strongly influenced the painting and sculpting at Fontainbleau School, and he set high technical standards for the sculptors that followed him.
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 Eleganza: Perseus Marble Sculpture by Benvenuto Cellini
Benvenuto Cellini was a larger-than-life and puzzling figure of the Renaissance.
Benvenuto Cellini was an interesting person: renowned sculptor, goldsmith, author, soldier, rowdy, and an avenging spirit, including taking a life.
Born on November 1, 1500, Benvenuto Cellini was the son of a musician and builder of musical instruments.
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Cellini says that the completion of typical of his exaggerations.
Cellini's only identifiable work as a goldsmith, except for some coins and medals, is an elaborate silver and gold table ornament known as the Saltcellar of Francis I. It was done in the 1540's.
The same ornamentation appears in Cellini's semicircular bronze relief of the goddess Diana, called Nymph of Fontainbleau (1543-1544), made for King Francis I of France.
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 glbtq >> arts >> Cellini, Benvenuto
Benvenuto Cellini was born in Florence at the peak of the Italian Renaissance.
Cellini himself was convicted of homosexual sodomy in Florence in 1523 and in 1557.
In this context, Cellini was convicted of sexual relations with a young man in 1557 and sentenced to four years in prison.
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 III. Biography. Benvenuto Cellini. By Professor Chandler Rathfon Post. 1909-14. Lectures on the Harvard Classics. The ...
I have spoken of Benvenuto as a superman, and herein, too he is a result of the astounding development of the individual witnessed by the Renaissance.
Benvenuto vies with Pietro Aretino for notoriety as an exponent of that Paganism which was a consequence, on one hand, of the indiscriminate acceptance of all that was ancient, even the license of decadent Rome, and, on the other, of the inevitable degeneration of self-development into self-gratification.
Cellini fathers an illegitimate child or cuts down an enemy as lightly as he sallies forth on a hunting expedition.
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 Fine Art Touch - Italian Renaissance Art>The Mannerist Art of Benvenuto Cellini,
Florentine Mannerist artist Benvenuto Cellini (1500-1572) wrote one of the most engaging memoirs ever written, claiming descent back 1500 years to a captain under the command of Julius Caesar in the 1st c B.C. Cellini is described by others as boisterous, licentious, sensual, a murdering braggart.
Executed in 1540-43, Cellini's Mannerist masterpiece in gold and enamel depicts the god of the sea, Neptune, and the goddess of agriculture, Ceres, fitting figures to grace a king's dining room table.
Cellini himself describes the work a "the interminglement of land and ocean."
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 Benvenuto Cellini
During the war with Siena Cellini was appointed to strengthen the defenses of his native city, and, though rather shabbily treated by his ducal patrons, he continued to gain the admiration of his fellow-citizens by the magnificent works which he produced.
Among his works of art not already mentioned, many of which have perished, were a colossal Mars for a fountain at Fontainebleau and the bronzes of the doorway, coins for the Papal and Florentine states, a Jupiter in silver of life size, and a bronze bust of Bindo Altoviti.
Cellini, while employed at the papal mint at Rome during the papacy of Clement VII and later of Paul III, executed the dies of several coins and medals, some of which still survive at this now defunct mint.
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 FBI - Art Theft Program
Metal-smith, sculptor, author and eccentric, Benvenuto Cellini (1500-1571) is purportedly considered by many to be one of the finest Italian artists in the generation following Michelangelo.
Also known for his grandiose autobiography, Cellini was a convoluted character, claiming to have served and bickered with dukes, bishops, cardinals, kings and queens.
Cellini also asserted himself to be a duelist and pugilistic political figure, who committed a variety of crimes and embarked on a myriad of misadventures.
www.fbi.gov /hq/cid/arttheft/europe/austria/saliera/saliera.htm   (154 words)

 Amazon.com: The Autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini (Penguin Classics): Books: Benvenuto Cellini,George Bull   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Cellini served dukes, bishops, cardinals, and kings and queens of several nations, and he quarreled with them all, including two popes, one of whom, by Cellini's account, tried to murder him.
Cellini vividly describes his father beating him on the ears in order to leave the lasting impression of the wonderous sight of a salamander in the fireplace.
Benvenuto uses his talent to win the patronage of the pope and king of france and then runs the favoritism into the dirt through paranoia, murderous rage, and a viscious slandering tongue.
www.amazon.com /Autobiography-Benvenuto-Cellini-Penguin-Classics/dp/0140447180   (1988 words)

 PlaybillArts: Features: Great Art by the Book
Cellini himself would not only design what he saw in his perfervid visions but he would do much of the physical work, no matter how hard or dangerous it might be.
Cellini, if need be could do all the work himself, from the initial sketchings to the elaborate, backbreaking casting (what is depicted in the opera is inevitably much simplified) to seeing that the work was delivered appropriately.
Cellini might have had to outmaneuver a queen or two, but there was always that central, art-loving figure that could be appealed to.
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 Malaspina Great Books - Benvenuto Cellini (1500-1571)
Benvenuto Cellini was born in Florence,; where his family, originally landowners in the Val d'Ambra, had for three generations been settled.
During the war with Siena,; Cellini was appointed to strengthen the defences of his native city, and, though rather shabbily treated by his ducal patrons, he continued to gain the admiration of his fellow-citizens by the magnificent works which he produced.
In 1519 Cellini moved to Rome,; remaining until the city's fall to the Spanish Emperor in 1527.
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 Benvenuto Cellini: If ever you need an example of a person of supreme talent who also was an utter and complete ...
He was said to have received the name Benvenuto when he was born in Florence (November 1, 1500), because his parents had expected a girl and had a boy instead.
Cellini dictated it to a secretary in plain language.
The autobiography is surprisingly frank about Cellini's criminal behavior, but it is also full of obvious exaggerations of his own importance in the histories of the Rome of Clement VII, the Paris of Francis I, and the Florence of Cosimo de' Medici.
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 Benvenuto Cellini (1500 - 1571) Artwork Images, Exhibitions, Reviews
Born in Florence, Benvenuto Cellini began training as a goldsmith at the age of thirteen.
Benvenuto di Giovanni - The Adoration of the Magi c.
Benvenuto di Giovanni - Madonna and Child with Saint Jerome and Saint Bernardino of Siena c.
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 classical music - andante - benvenuto cellini at the metropolitan opera
Yet even in the Metropolitan Opera's somewhat troubled production, the long-neglected Benvenuto Cellini — with cast and orchestra on opening night still very much in the process of absorbing the piece — Berlioz' first opera emerged as a unique, hybrid work of staggering invention whose only major sin is a lack of practicality.
Inspired by the composer's years in Rome, where he observed the alternately joyous and grotesque Carnival season, Benvenuto Cellini began life as a candidate for Paris's Opéra-Comique; Berlioz refitted the score with recitatives to replace the spoken dialogue for the Paris Opéra, where it flopped at its 1838 premiere.
Isabel Bayrakdarian, a Handel/Mozart soprano, brought beautifully focused coloratura to the role of Teresa (Cellini's betrothed), and she was the only cast member with a consistent grasp of Berlioz's idiosyncratic vocal lines.
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 Aurora - Benvenuto Cellini
Benvenuto Cellini, master of goldsmith artists of the 16th century has works that are admired throughout the world even today.
A pen, Limited Edition individually numbered series of 1919 pieces- called Cellini could only be made by Aurora and is sure to make the hearts of collectors worldwide skip a beat.
Decorated with period adornments and platinum fleecing on the nib, the Cellini is not to be passed up.
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 The Autobiography Of Benvenuto Cellini - Benvenuto Cellini - Penguin UK   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Benvenuto Cellini was a celebrated goldsmith and distinguished sculptor, yet it is on his autobiography that much of his fame rests.
However, as he was an active participant in the wars and struggles of the period, and drew his friends and enemies from all levels of society, it became a vivid and convincing portrait of the manners and morals both of the rulers of the sixteenth century and of their subjects.
With enviable powers of invective and an irrepressible sense of humour, reflected in an equally vigorous and extravagant style, Cellini has provided an intriguing and unrivalled glimpse into the palaces and prisons of the Italy of Michelangelo and the Medici.
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