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Download Vita di Benvenuto di Maestro Giovanni Cellini fiorentino scritta per lui medesimo in Firenze Book à 538 pages Ø Benvenuto cellini Ø ❰Read❯ ➳ Vita di Benvenuto di Maestro Giovanni Cellini fiorentino scriStruct the work preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy In rare cases an imperfection in the original such as a blemish or missing page may be replicated in our edition We do however repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical wor I have never read a book written in 1558 before Benvenuto Cellini was born in Florence on 3 Nov 1500 and died on 13 Feb 1571 He began his autobiography in 1558 and it ended abruptly just before his last trip to Pisa about 1563 He apparently was a talented goldsmith sculptor and was also a flute player The first part of the book tells about the battles between Benvenuto and his father His father was a musician and wanted Benvenuto to follow in his footsteps He taught him to play but Benvenuto wanted to be an artist He left Florence when he was 16 to study goldsmithing in Pisa The story of his life is very interesting as he was a musician goldsmith sculptor and a soldier This book reads like a novel He mostly likely exaggerated his abilities but his art is in museum today so one can evaluate for oneself His patron was Cosimo de Medici of Florence Pope Clement VII and Pope Paul III along with Francis I of France In the story I got the feeling he felt some key church people were against him and he would flee to another city for awhile He writes in a complacent way of how he contemplated his murders before carrying them out Apparently he murder about 5 people He was in and out of prison as well as in and out of the Vatican He goes into detail about the art he created and also a good deal about life in general in the 1500 I learned a great deal and enjoyed the style of his writing I read this as an audio book; Robert Whitfield did a good job with all the Italian names If you are interested in art history or history you will enjoy this book

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Rom this source I have derived several inter esting additions of which I have availed myself in the present popular form of publicationAbout the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books Find at wwwforgottenbookscomThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work Forgotten Books uses state of the art technology to digitally recon All men who have accomplished anything worthwhile should set down the story of their own lives with their own hands But they should wait before undertaking so delicate an enterprise until they have passed the age of 40 says Benvenuto Cellini 1500 1571 in the opening chapter of this book The Autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini first published in Italy in 1728 This is one of the earliest classic autobiographies in the world eclipsed only by the likes of Saint Augustine's Confessions 3 stars Babur's The Baburnama Memoirs of Babur Prince Emperor and Marcus Aurelius' MeditationsBenvenuto Cellini was an Italian artist who became a friend to Leonardo de Vinci 1452 1519 and Michaelangelo 1475 1564 These are reasons enough for me to pick this book in a second hand bookstore a couple of years back Well aside from the fact that this is included in the 501 Must Read Books I enjoy reading memoirs and autobiographies especially those of world renowned personalities but for some reason not known to me Cellini was 58 years old when he wrote this memoir or autobiography and first I thought it would be a difficult read but the edition was really easy to understand and because of the many interesting events that happened in Cellini's life and his tongue in cheek meaning candid and honest telling of his life the book is engaging and definitely worth reading Imagine Cellini even exposed himself in telling the murder that he committed despite the fact that he was a religious person The other interesting part of this book is the supernatural experience that he had while imprisoned in the Castle of St Angelo in Rome In particular this autobiography should be a must read book for anybody who is interested on renaissance art because it reads like a who's who of that world Cellini was a goldsmith and a sculptor although his only popular sculptor is the bronze statue of Perseus Holding the Head of Medusa and it looks like this

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Vita di Benvenuto di Maestro Giovanni Cellini fiorentino scritta per lui medesimo in FirenzeExcerpt from Memoirs of Benvenuto Cellini a Florentine Artist Containing a Variety of Information Respecting the Arts and the History of the Sixteenth CenturyAware probably of my preceding English edition printed in 1822 collated with the text and enriched with notes from the Milan edition of G P Carpani Signor Molini had the kindness to present me with a copy of his new Cellini F LIFE AMONGST METALS Benvenuto Cellini 1500 1571 was an extraordinary personality As a goldsmith a warrior a musician and a writer he certainly did not lack skills But I shall refer to him as Benvenuto Mister Welcome He was named so after a wait of eighteen years by his parents but if he becomes congenial to us also it is because after reading his memoirs one feels so much closer to him He started writing his Life at the age of fifty eight but he ended it abruptly for unknown reasons about five years later It was not his death that halted it To situate Benvenuto well and clearly in his times it is apt to remember that he was an exact contemporary of the Emperor Charles V but died at an older age by about twenty three years This will help in realizing that the Emperor together with this dialectical nemesis the King of France Francis I changed the map of forces in the Italian peninsula Milan Florence Rome Naples gravitated around these two foreign monarchs during a good part of the sixteenth century Following his peripatetic life we see that he witnessed it all Benvenuto welcomed and embraced his age in all its expansion and destruction He was there in the middle of the imbroglio and he played not just the flute but also a part in the determinant political and artistic events With his bloody and treasured metals and precious stones he served the Medici pope Clement VII During the Sack of Rome Benvenuto from the tower of Sant’Angelo and while melting the pope’s jewels from the Apostolic Camera to save the gold shot with his falconet the very Prince of Orange He had also served the attacker Charles V with his exuisite creations but claimed to have killed one of his militant arms the Duke of Bourbon Later he served Francis I and his lover the Duchesse d’Étampes He leaves us a disparaged and amusing image of this woman while he left in Fontainebleau some of his preciosities Amongst others he had managed to convince the French Monarch of the beauty of his Salt Cellar the Saliera one of Benvenuto’s most famous concoctions and which previous patrons had failed to realize its exuisiteness He served Duke Alessandro de Medici and his version of Lorenzaccio the cousin who killed the Duke is not like the romanticized interpretation of the Romantic Alfred de Musset who got the inspiration of his play during his romance with George Sand Indeed Benvenuto is the source of the revelation gossip? for historians that this Medici was the illegitimate son of the Pope Clement Benvenuto also served the Grand Duke of the Medici Cosimo the First who was not the first of the Medici Cosimos Whirling in this court in which the Duchess Eleanor of Toledo gave free rein to her addiction to luxury was a fruitful and dangerous enterpriseReading this biography one cannot believe one’s eyes and that this book actually exists and how lucky we are to have it It is such a treat to handle a primary source that is as enthralling and entertaining and action packed as a novel by Dumas père For a reader now familiar with the uncanny tricks of Modernism Benvenuto’s visions and accounts of miracles seem almost a parody of Dante and his Paradiso This version however instead of ecstasy elicits merriment For a reader now his occasional bloody brutality can only seem repugnant But we have to remember that for a man of his period to walk around with one’s sword hanging from the belt or the dagger concealed in the leg was as necessary for positioning oneself in the world as it is for us now to carry a mobile phone For a reader now his views of women can also repel but for a reader now his views of young men would seem liberatingFor his boasted life was full of all kinds of arts the art of the precious object and the stunning sculpture; the art of promoting himself is there a effective practice of representation?; the art of killing the enemy or the art of defending one’s life And in no life as in Benvenuto’s do we see so ironically how metals and precious stones can be so dangerous Like a cat of many lives he survived amongst other attempts one in which he was made to swallow pulverized diamonds Dante’s Contrapasso or sculptural Contrapposto shake hands in these memoirsHis views on art and craftsmanship are fascinating too He grew artistically under the shadow of his master Michelangelo but he vilified Bandinelli He was then clairvoyant for it seems that Florentines now disparage over the presence of the latter’s Hercules and Cacus in the Piazza della Signoria But most important we have to be aware of the rarity of having a direct account on the difficulty in the actual making of some of the art works whose existence we take for granted We follow with great suspense when Benvenuto finally casts out his Perseus with a similar triumphal gesture as that displayed by his creation Perseus holds out the severed head of the Medusa Benvenuto held out his Perseus for posterity to beholdBut to me it was his layers of humour with his insistent persistence on the veracity of his claims that have made some of his uotes so memorable Without further provocation he retorted that I was a donkey; whereupon I said that he was not speaking the truth; that I was a better man than he in every respect but that if he kept on irritating me I would give him harder kicks than any donkey could In this account and thanks to the electrifying conductivity of Cellini’s life written out of the materials he handled so well we have been beueathed with a scintillating conduit to the first half of the 16C in ItalyViolent Metals Precious Life Precious Metals Violent Life