Artists

The Autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini

Author: Benvenuto Cellini

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Category: Artists

Page: 410

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Autobiography of a sixteenth-century Florentine goldsmith discussing everyday life, manners, morals, and Italian politics.
Biography & Autobiography

The Autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini

Author: Benvenuto Cellini

Publisher: Penguin UK

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Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 496

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Benvenuto Cellini was a celebrated Renaissance sculptor and goldsmith - a passionate craftsman who was admired and resented by the most powerful political and artistic personalities in sixteenth-century Florence, Rome and Paris. He was also a murderer and a braggart, a shameless adventurer who at different times experienced both papal persecution and imprisonment, and the adulation of the royal court. Inn-keepers and prostitutes, kings and cardinals, artists and soldiers rub shoulders in the pages of his notorious autobiography: a vivid portrait of the manners and morals of both the rulers of the day and of their subjects. Written with supreme powers of invective and an irrepressible sense of humour, this is an unrivalled glimpse into the palaces and prisons of the Italy of Michelangelo and the Medici.
Biography & Autobiography

My Life

Author: Benvenuto Cellini

Publisher: OUP Oxford

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Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 512

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Benvenuto Cellini (1500-71) was a goldsmith and sculptor whose autobiography is one of the most vivid and interesting ever written. In it he describes artistic techniques such as bronze casting as well as a fascinating account of life and intrigue in 16th century Italy. This new translation is based on the latest critical edition of the text.