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The Most Beautiful Woman In Florence


Author : Alyssa Palombo
language : en
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Release Date : 2017-04-25

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"In the tradition of Tracy Chevalier’s Girl with a Pearl Earring, Palombo has married fine art with romantic historical fiction in this lush and sensual interpretation of Medici Florence, artist Sandro Botticelli, and the muse that inspired them all." - Booklist A girl as beautiful as Simonetta Cattaneo never wants for marriage proposals in 15th Century Italy, but she jumps at the chance to marry Marco Vespucci. Marco is young, handsome and well-educated. Not to mention he is one of the powerful Medici family’s favored circle. Even before her marriage with Marco is set, Simonetta is swept up into Lorenzo and Giuliano de’ Medici’s glittering circle of politicians, poets, artists, and philosophers. The men of Florence—most notably the rakish Giuliano de’ Medici—become enthralled with her beauty. That she is educated and an ardent reader of poetry makes her more desirable and fashionable still. But it is her acquaintance with a young painter, Sandro Botticelli, which strikes her heart most. Botticelli immediately invites Simonetta, newly proclaimed the most beautiful woman in Florence, to pose for him. As Simonetta learns to navigate her marriage, her place in Florentine society, and the politics of beauty and desire, she and Botticelli develop a passionate intimacy, one that leads to her immortalization in his masterpiece, The Birth of Venus. Alyssa Palombo’s The Most Beautiful Woman in Florence vividly captures the dangerous allure of the artist and muse bond with candor and unforgettable passion.

Primavera


Author : Ornella Casazza
language : en
Publisher:
Release Date : 1986

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The Montefeltro Conspiracy


Author : Marcello Simonetta
language : en
Publisher: Random House LLC
Release Date : 2008

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The Italian Renaissance is remembered as much for intrigue as it is for art, with papal politics and infighting among Italy's many city-states. The attempted assassination of the Medici brothers in Florence in 1478 is one of the best-known examples of the

Botticelli Reimagined


Author : Mark Evans
language : en
Publisher: Victoria & Albert Museum
Release Date : 2016-04-12

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"The Florentine painter Sandro Botticelli (1445-1510) is one of the greatest artists of all time. Renowned for the iconic Birth of Venus and Primavera, his work has become part of our collective visual memory, influencing product development, fashion design and artists as diverse as Andy Warhol, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, René Magritte and Jeff Koons. But Botticelli's fame today was by no means a foregone conclusion. Quickly forgotten after his death, he was only rediscovered as an artist in the nineteenth century -- and much of what we know of his work has been pieced together from fragmentary evidence; only three of his works are signed or documented. Since then, ''Botticelli'' has been interpreted in many different ways, and has led to many questions. How does a painter acquire international fame? What made Botticelli a pop icon? Why are his works considered timeless? What is it that makes him so ''European'' that his Venus appears on the 10 cent coin? What we can say -- safely -- is that Botticelli, more than any other Old Master, inspired and continues to inspire modern and contemporary art." -- Publisher's description

Botticelli S Muse


Author : Dorah Blume
language : en
Publisher: Juiceboxartists Press
Release Date : 2017-07-21

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Botticelli’s Muse peels back layers of history to tell a fictionalized version of the life of Sandro Botticelli, his conflicts with the Medici family of Florence, and the woman at the heart of his paintings. In 1477, Botticelli is suddenly fired by his prestigious patron and friend Lorenzo de’ Medici. In the villa of his irritating new patron, the artist’s creative well runs dry—until the day he sees Floriana, a Jewish weaver imprisoned in his sister’s convent. But events threaten to keep his unlikely muse out of reach. So begins a tale of one of the art world’s most beloved paintings, La Primavera, as Sandro, a confirmed bachelor, and Floriana, a headstrong artist in her own right, enter into a turbulent relationship.

Under The Guise Of Spring


Author : Eugene Lane-Spollen
language : en
Publisher: Shepheard-Walwyn Limited
Release Date : 2015-04-15

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Botticelli's 500-year-old masterpiece, La Primavera, was painted at a time when Florence aspired to become the cultural successor to Athens and Rome. In 1460, the discovery of a Greek-language manuscript from a pagan prophet of Christianity inspired an intellectual elite, including tutors to the Medici owner of La Primavera. In seeking to defend and strengthen their Church, this elite sought to fuse the “religions of the book” with their pre-Christian foundations. This unorthodox objective was their all-consuming preoccupation at the time of La Primavera's painting.Under the Guise of Spring takes the reader into a deeper understanding of what went on in the early Renaissance, why there was a love affair with Platonism, why people of the time felt they could fuse the three Abrahamic religions, and why they considered it urgent to do so. Though painted a decade before renewed religious zealotry, a prudent tradition of veiling the unorthodox was adopted. Botticelli's disguise, clearly visible, carried a heretical reminder exclusively for the eyes of the young Medici “prince” in his private apartments. La Primavera's mystery, primarily a battle about genre—politics, spring, romance, the Medici golden age—is resolved and revealed in this thoroughly researched book.

My Two Italies


Author : Joseph Luzzi
language : en
Publisher: Macmillan
Release Date : 2014-07-15

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The author of Romantic Europe and the Ghost of Italy paints an intimate portrait that blends together history and the unusual to show how his "two Italies" join and clash in unexpected ways. 15,000 first printing.