Benvenuto Cellini Essays

  • Benvenuto Cellini and the Creation of Perseus

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    Benvenuto Cellini and the Creation of Perseus My name is Bernardino Mannellini. I am now working on my own trying to succeed as a sculptor here in Rome. I have found the job extremely difficult, but it was expected after my apprenticeship with the great sculptor, Benvenuto Cellini. He was not the most famous but was equally deserving as such great sculptors as Michel Agnolo Buonarroti. This is why I write to you today. Cellini produced one of the most beautiful works of this time in his

  • Volpone

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    Volpone Volpone was first brought out at the Globe Theatre in 1605 and printed in quarto in 1607, after having been acted with great applause at both Universities, and was republished by Jonson in 1616 without alterations or additions. Volpone is undoubtedly the finest comedy in the English language outside the works of Shakespeare. Daring and forcible in conception, brilliant and faultless in execution, its extraordinary merits have excited the enthusiasm of all critics. The great French historian

  • 16th and 17th Century Child Care and Child Discipline in Europe

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    The children of Europe in the fifteen and sixteen hundreds lived lives that greatly differed from the lives of modern children. Fatality was extremely common among the youth, which caused them to be seen differently in society. Families also consisted of a larger amount of people than they usually do today. To teach kids discipline and morality, some parents and teachers used reasoning to articulate as why to a certain act or behavior is considered disrespectful. On the contrary, other parents used

  • Benvenuto Patronage

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    Patronage was one of the key building blocks of art in the Renaissance. The process can be defined as a sort of ‘exchange of interests’ between the patron and the artist. The aim of this essay is to point out the relationship between Benvenuto Cellini and Francis I, from the surface to the very core, according the development of Cellini's Autobiography, looking for traces of how patronage links both of them in some sense. To achieve our purpose, we will use Cellini's timeline as a reference and

  • The Society´s View of the Role of Children

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    16th century, Russia was considered “backwards” by most of Western Europe, the same disciplinary principle can be seen in the autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini, an Italian metal sculptor. Cellini recounts a visit to an illegitimate son and how, when he was ready to leave, his son clung to him and began to cry profusely. Rather than console his child, Cellini extricated himself and left the boy crying (Document 4). Similarly, in a letter to his son’s governess, King Henry IV of France called for the

  • The Relationship Between HUmanists and the Renaissance Era

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    analyze the humanities. Other relationships between fictional humanism and the visible artistry are apparent. Humanism was confirmed in documents as well as in performs of art by, among others, Alberti, Ghiberti, Leonardo, Michelangelo, Dürer, Benvenuto Cellini and Joachim von Sandrart, the German Apelles. Alberti is particularly essential, as he articulated humanist opinions, establishing the artistry, and conversation of the artistry, on a new, advanced stage, developing the reasons for educational

  • Music Appreciation: Hector Berlioz And Mozart

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    would really pull out that they knew who Berlioz is. Later in Berlioz composing career he became a very Influential music critic. He wrote about Giacomo Meyerbeer, Mikhail Glinka, Paganini, Liszt and other musicians. He completed the opera “Benvenuto Cellini” which took four years from 1834-1838. Later in 1838 his “Harold en Italie” was performed at the Paris Conservatoire. After being gone in Belgium and Germany, Berlioz returned to paris. His friend came up with the idea that they should do concerts

  • Perseus With The Head Of Medusa Analysis

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    and Rodin The myth of Medusa and Perseus, the “archetypal sculptors,” defines the dynamic between Camille Claudel and August Rodin (Higonnet 15). Rodin identified with Perseus when one of his favorite sculptors and source of inspiration, Benvenuto Cellini, interpreted of the famous myth in the sculpture, Perseus with the Head of Medusa (1545). Like Medusa, Camille Claudel used her sight to craft daring sculptures that pushed the boundaries of the social propriety expected of a woman. Like Perseus

  • Comparisons of Helen Maria Williams' A Tour in Switzerland and Lady Morgan's Italy

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    Comparisons of Helen Maria Williams' A Tour in Switzerland and Lady Morgan's Italy Works Cited Missing Both Helen Maria Williams and Lady Morgan are important representatives of the genre of Romantic travel literature. These two accounts were published more than twenty years apart, and while they regard different countries, thematic and stylistic parallels and contrasts can, not surprisingly, be established between the two works. Social and cultural commentary, as well political and historical