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Benvenuto Cellini and the Art of Conspicuous Production

in In Your Face: Professional Improprieties and the Art of Being Conspicuous in Sixteenth-Century Italy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804762151
eISBN:
9780804773379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804762151.003.0005
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter discusses Benvenuto Cellini, the Florentine goldsmith turned sculptor who immortalized himself by telling the story of his life not only as an artist but also as a belligerent, forceful, ... More


In Your Face: Professional Improprieties and the Art of Being Conspicuous in Sixteenth-Century Italy

Douglas Biow

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804762151
eISBN:
9780804773379
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804762151.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This book concentrates on the Renaissance concern with “self-fashioning” by examining how a group of Renaissance artists and writers encoded their own improprieties in their works of art. In the ... More


Epilogue

in In Your Face: Professional Improprieties and the Art of Being Conspicuous in Sixteenth-Century Italy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804762151
eISBN:
9780804773379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804762151.003.0007
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter offers some final caveats on Renaissance self-fashioning by looking at men who were represented, or represented themselves, as flouting on the grand scale the niceties of decorum in ... More


The Bembo Collection, and Evocations of Noniano

Gareth D. Williams

in Pietro Bembo on Etna: The Ascent of a Venetian Humanist

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190272296
eISBN:
9780190272319
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190272296.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Chapter 7 focuses on Pietro Bembo’s renown as a collector of antiquities, books, manuscripts, contemporary art, and scientific instrumentation. De Aetna’s relevance to this topic lies partly in its ... More


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