Étiqueté : Médicis

Parution : Allie Terry-Fritsch, Somaesthetic Experience and the Viewer in Medicean Florence, Amsterdam University Press, 2020

Somaesthetic Experience and the Viewer in Medicean Florence. Renaissance Art and Political Persuasion, 1459-1580 Viewers in the Middle Ages and Renaissance were encouraged to forge connections between their physical and affective states when they experienced works of art. They believed that their bodies served a critical function in coming to know and make sense of the world around them, and intimately engaged themselves with works of art and architecture on a daily basis. This book examines...

Parution : S. Solum, Women, Patronage, and Salvation in Renaissance Florence. Lucrezia Tornabuoni and the Chapel of the Medici Palace, Routledge, 2020

Long obfuscated by modern definitions of historical evidence and art patronage, Lucrezia Tornabuoni de’ Medici’s impact on the visual world of her time comes to light in this book, the first full-length scholarly argument for a lay woman’s contributions to the visual arts of fifteenth-century Florence. This focused investigation of the Medici family’s domestic altarpiece, Filippo Lippi’s Adoration of the Christ Child, is broad in its ramifications. Mapping out the cultural network of gender, piety,...

Parution : Francesco Freddolini et Marco Musillo, Art, Mobility, and Exchange in Early Modern Tuscany and Eurasia, Londres, Routledge, 2020

This book explores how the Medici Grand Dukes pursued ways to expand their political, commercial, and cultural networks beyond Europe, cultivating complex relations with the Ottoman Empire and other Islamicate regions, and looking further east to India, China, and Japan. The chapters in this volume discuss how casting a global, cross-cultural net was part and parcel of the Medicean political vision. Diplomatic gifts, items of commercial exchange, objects looted at war, maritime connections, and political...

Parution : Carla d’Arista, The Pucci of Florence: Patronage and Politics in Renaissance Italy, Turnhout, Brepols, 2020

The story of the Pucci family, great patrons of Renaissance art and architecture. Shrewd and ruthless, the Pucci were Medici loyalists whose political and cultural alignment with the most powerful family in Renaissance Florence was rewarded with wealth and influence. The Pucci’s martial support for the Medici in the dangerous business of ruling Tuscany drove their transformation from a clan of minor guildsmen to a noble dynasty with three cardinals to its name. Over the next...

Conférences en ligne : « The Medici and Their Archives : Artistic Patronage and Diplomacy », The Medici Archive Project, 6-11 juillet 2020

THE MEDICI AND THEIR ARCHIVES: ARTISTIC PATRONAGE AND DIPLOMACY The Medici Archive Project is pleased to announce the free Online Lectures Series The Medici and Their Archives: Artistic Patronage and Diplomacy, that will be held on Zoom, July 6-11, 2020. Although the series will be open to everyone, we particularly welcome the participation of graduate and postgraduates students. Schedule and description : Monday –  July 6th  (6-7:30 PM) : THE ARCHIVE OF THE MEDICI IN THE...

Exposition : « Plasmato dal fuoco. La scultura in bronzo nella Firenze degli ultimi Medici », Florence, Uffizi, jusqu’au 12 janvier 2020

Tutta l’energia dell’arte barocca imprigionata nel metallo, grazie alla potenza viva della fiamma: è questo, in sintesi, il concetto di Plasmato dal fuoco. La scultura in bronzo nella Firenze degli ultimi Medici, mostra accolta dal 18 settembre 2019 al 12 gennaio 2020 al Tesoro dei Granduchi, negli spazi al pianterreno di Palazzo Pitti. Le opere sono oltre 170, con molti prestigiosi prestiti da musei internazionali, quali i Musei Vaticani, il Louvre, il Victoria and Albert...

Colloque international : « A Princely Education. Cosimo III de’ Medici’s travels through the Netherlands. Global Ambitions and Local Contexts », Florence, 6-8 novembre 2019

The international conference focuses on the historical, political, social and artistic contexts of Cosimo III’s travels through the Netherlands (1667-1668) and later Spain, Portugal, England, Ireland, the Netherlands and France (1668- 1669). It is organized on occasion of the opening of the exhibition “The Global Eye. Dutch, Spanish, and Portuguese Maps in the Collections of the Grand Duke Cosimo III de’ Medici” (Florence, Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana, 7 November 2019 to 29 May 2020). The conference...

Exposition : « Bertoldo di Giovanni : The Renaissance of Sculpture in Medici Florence », New York – The Frick Collection, du 18 septembre 2019 au 12 janvier 2020

This fall, The Frick Collection will present the first-ever exhibition on the Florentine sculptor Bertoldo di Giovanni (ca. 1440–1491), a renowned student of Donatello, a teacher of Michelangelo, and a great favorite of Lorenzo “il Magnifico” de’ Medici, his principal patron. More than twenty statues, reliefs, medals, and statuettes — constituting nearly his entire extant oeuvre — will be on view exclusively at the Frick, which houses the only sculptural figure by Bertoldo outside of...

Exposition : « Omaggio a Cosimo I – Una biografia tessuta. Gli arazzi in onore di Cosimo I », Florence, Palazzo Pitti, jusqu’au 29 septembre 2019

Per celebrare i cinquecento anni dalla nascita di Cosimo I de’ Medici Nella sala Bianca e nella sala delle Nicchie di Palazzo Pitti l’esposizione che ricostruisce l’antico allestimento della Sala di Saturno voluto da Ferdinando II Nove maestosi arazzi in lana e seta raccontano, tra la sala Bianca e la sala delle Nicchie di Palazzo Pitti, i momenti salienti del governo del primo Granduca Medici. La mostra Una biografia tessuta. Gli arazzi seicenteschi in onore...

Conférence : « Cosimo I de’Medici and Granducal Florence », Londres, The Warburg Institute, le 12 juin 2019, de 17h30 à 19h30

Cosimo I de’ Medici (1519-1574), first Grandduke of Tuscany, was both a consummate administrator and a fierce patron of the arts. The lecture series Cosimo I De’Medici and Granducal Florence celebrates the 500th anniversary of Cosimo I de’ Medici’s birth by bringing together scholars from across the humanities to discuss Cosimo’s achievements in art, architecture, statecraft, scholarship and culture. Pairs of scholars will offer specialist discussions over the course of six evenings, from June to...

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