Cosimo de" Medici and the Florentine Renaissance

the patron"s oeuvre
  • 537 Pages
  • 2.66 MB
  • English
Yale University Press , New Haven
Medici, Cosimo de", -- 1389-1464 -- Art patronage, Medici, Cosimo de", -- 1389-1464 -- Art patronage, Arts, Italian -- Italy -- Florence, Arts, Renaissance -- Italy -- Florence, Florence (Italy) -- Social life and customs, Florence (Italy) -- Social life and cu
StatementDale Kent.
LC ClassificationsNX701.2.M43 K46 2000
The Physical Object
Paginationxiii, 537 p. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17742791M
ISBN 100300081286
LC Control Number00031038

The most powerful figure in the political and economic life of early Renaissance Florence, Cosimo de' Medici was also its greatest patron of the arts. In her vigorously argued and exhaustively documented study, Kent (history, Univ.

of California, Riverside) has examined virtually every facet of Medicean patronage between and Cited by:   “The most ambitious—and beautiful—book on Cosimo de’ Medici yet produced offers Renaissance scholarship a new term: ‘the patron’s oeuvre.’ Training her eye on the crafty and farsighted Cosimo, Kent, a well-known historian, provides for the first time an overview of the full range of his artistic commissions and attempts to.

The book spans over years, and covers Giovanni di Bicci de’ Medici and his banking roots, the achievements of his son Cosimo and the death of Lorenzo the Magnificent, with whom the Medici bank had already started to lose his makes this one of the great books about the Medici family, is the way he captures the spirit of the age and brings these extraordinary characters to life.

ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: pages: illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm: Contents: Part I --The patron's oeuvre --Cosimo's oeuvre --Cosimo's letters --Learning the lessons of Florentine culture: Who Cosimo knew --Educating the patron: What Cosimo read --Part II --The common culture of the Florentine audience: The Medici share in this --Venues and.

Buy Cosimo de' Medici and the Florentine Renaissance: The Patron's Oeuvre Second Printing by Kent, Dale (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. /5(5). An examination of the art of Renaissance Florence as an investigation into the oeuvre of the patron, instead of the artist, specifically Cosimo de Medici, the "Godfather of the Renaissance." Kent deliberately refrains from judging Cosimo from a modern perspective, instead focusing on how Cosimo's patronage both reflected and influenced art /5.

Cosimo de’ Medici, founder of one of the main lines of the Medici family that ruled Florence from to The son of Giovanni di Bicci (–), Cosimo was initiated into affairs of high finance in the corridors of the Council of Constance, where he represented the Medici bank.

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Beginning in with the rise to power of Cosimo de’ Medici (or Cosimo the Elder), the family’s support of the arts and humanities made Florence into the cradle of the Renaissance, a.

Cosimo de' Medici. Cosimo de' Medici, Lord of Florence, also known as Cosimo “the elder” de' Medici OR Cosimo "il vechio" de' Medici ( – ) is the son of Giovanni di Averardo de’ Medici. He was the greatest private patron of his time, who, motivated through ambition for his family, and perhaps through a desire to compensate the sin of lending, introduced a new conception of.

Excerpt from Term Paper: Cosimo De Medici We know all about the de Medici family - one of the most important dynastic families in Europe and in particular concerning the cultural and artistic life of Italy and so of the continent.

And yet, as Dale Kent makes clear in her authoritative (and fascinating) account of the family and in particular of the life of Cosimo De'Medici, we actually know. Cosimo De' Medici and the Florentine Renaissance: The Patron's Oeuvre | Kent, Dale | ISBN: | Kostenloser Versand für alle Bücher mit Versand und Verkauf duch Amazon/5(4).

Ahoy there mateys. So ever since I had to do a project on Catherine de Medici back in me school days, I have had a fascination with the Medici family. This book is an in depth look at this Florentine family beginning with Cosimo de Medici in the s and ending with the death of Medici family line in /5.

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Get this from a library. Cosimo de' Medici and the Florentine Renaissance: the patron's oeuvre. [D V Kent] -- "Cosimo de'Medici (), the fabulously wealthy banker who became the leading citizen of Florence in the fifteenth century, spent lavishly as the city's most important patron of art and.

Palazzo Vecchio given a facelift by the Medici. The imposing palace that you see in Piazza Signoria in Florence has been the seat of Florentine government for centuries (sincewhen it was built). When Cosimo I de’ Medici became Grand Duke and moved in with his family inhe decided to enlarge and revamp the Medieval building in Renaissance style.

Cosimo di Giovanni de' Medici (27 September – 1 August ) was the first of the Medici political dynasty, de facto rulers of Florence during much of the Italian Renaissance; also known as "Cosimo 'the Elder'" ("il Vecchio") and "Cosimo Pater Patriae" (Latin: 'father of the nation').His power derived from his great wealth as a banker, and he was a great patron of learning, the arts and.

Cosimo de Medici took over the family banking business at the age of forty. A successful businessman, Cosimo built up his father's fortune and established business connections all over Europe. ByCosimo de Medici had consolidated power for himself and his family in Florence, all the while maintaining the appearance of democratic government.

Among them was the Florentine House of Medici. The Medici were an Italian noble house that served first as the de facto rulers of Florence, and then as Grand Dukes of Tuscany, from the midth century to the midth century.

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This thesis evaluates the contributions of eight consequential members of the Florentine Medici family, Cosimo di. (Warning: contains major spoilers for Netflix show, Medici: Masters of Florence Season 2 airs in ) In the lore of tour guides and travel books, Cosimo de’ Medici (aka Cosimo “il Vecchio”) is the founder of Renaissance Florence; a statesman, banker, Humanist and Florentine patriot.

Cosimo de' Medici and the Florentine Renaissance: The Patron's Oeuvre By Dale V. Kent. Publisher: Yale University Press Date: ISBN: This book provides a comprehensive view of the full body of art and architecture that was commissioned by Author: Hannah Camp.

Cosimo de Medici was born on Septem in Florence, Italy. Growing up, Cosimo received the best education that was available at the time. He grew up with a greater sense of classical knowledge and achievements. His desire to become something great is why he is referred to as a humanist.

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6 5 Benedetto Varchi, –Due lezzioni, Florence: Appresso Lorenzo Torrentino,J. Paul Getty Fund in honor of Franklin Murphy In Lorenzo Torrentino was invited from Bologna to Florence by Cosimo i de’ Medici to set up a printing press. The Medici family go way back, originating from the agricultural Mugello region located north of Florence and first mentioned in a document dated It was in that Cosimo’s father, Giovanni de Medici, founded the Medici Bank and established its headquarters in Florence.

The bank rose to become the official bank of the Papal Court. With Marcello Di Falco, Virgilio Gazzolo, Adriano Amidei Migliano, Michel Bardinet.

This is a lengthy exposition of the social and political history of renaissance Florentine history, told through dramatised conversations between the main participants, particularly Cosimo de Medici and Brunelleschi. Among its themes are commerce and banking, artistic and scientific advances such as perspective /10().

Cosimo de'Medici and the Florentine Renaissance: The Patron's Oeuvre. (Reviews). Fra Filippo Lippi the Carmelite Painter. (Reviews). La citta dei crucci: Fazioni e clientele in uno stato repubblicano del ' Adrian W.

Randolph. Engaging Symbols: Gender, Politics, and Public Art in Fifteenth-Century Florence. The story reminds us of Lorenzo the Magnificent (Italian: Lorenzo il Magnifico, –) as the greatest of the was a poet, humanist, skilled politician, writer, and patron of the arts.

At the time of Lorenzo, the Medici overcame the opposition of the monk Savonarola and the famous Pazzi conspiracy () during which Lorenzo was wounded, and his brother Giuliano lost his.

Cosimo de` Medici and the Florentine Renaissance By Dale Kent Cosimo de` Medici and the Florentine Renaissance By Dale Kent Cosimo de’ Medici (–), the fabulously wealthy banker who became the leading citizen of Florence in the fifteenth century, spent lavishly as the city’s most important patron of art and literature.

Although the Medicis are extinct in the male line half the royals in Europe descend from the Medici. Let us see this chap, Grandduke Francesco I de Medici.

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He ruled Tuscany /– And here is his Consort, Archduchess of Austria, his long.The Medici family are synonymous with the generous patronage of art and architecture during the Italian Renaissance. Florence was the hub of this great cultural revolution, and it’s no coincidence that this was also the city where Giovanni de’ Medici opened the first of the family banks in Life Rise to power.

Cosimo was born in Florence on 12 Junethe son of the famous condottiere Ludovico de' Medici (known as Giovanni delle Bande Nere) and his wife Maria Salviati, herself a granddaughter of Lorenzo the was the grandson of Caterina Sforza, the Countess of Forlì and Lady of came to power in at just after the year-old Duke of Born: 12 JuneFlorence, Republic of Florence.