The Autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini

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Master Italian sculptor, goldsmith, and writer, Benvenuto Cellini is best remembered for his magnificent autobiography. In this work which was actually begun in 1558 but not actually published until 1730, Cellini beautifully chronicles his own flamboyant times. He tells of his adventures in Italy and France, his relations with popes and kings and with fellow artists. From Florence and Pisa to Siena and Rome, Cellini portrays a tumultuous period-the age of Galileo, Michelangelo and the Medicis-with an artist's eye for detail, and a curmudgeon's propensity for criticism. Cellini, according to his autobiographical account, seems to have lived a very full and active life, and his account of his exploits, though grandiloquent and somewhat suspect, are always entertaining. Renaissance historians such as Burkhardt were strongly influenced by this work, seeing it as confirmation that the key to the period is the emergence of modern individualism.
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auth_author2 Macdonell, Anne., Symonds, John Addington, 1840-1893., Whitfield, Robert.
author Cellini, Benvenuto, 1500-1571.
author-letter Cellini, Benvenuto.
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display_description Benvenuto Cellini was a celebrated Renaissance sculptor and goldsmith; a passionate craftsman who was admired and resented by the most powerful political and artistic personalities in sixteenth-century Florence, Rome and Paris. He was also a murderer and a braggart, a shameless adventurer who at different times experienced both papal persecution and imprisonment, and the adulation of the royal court. Inn-keepers and prostitutes, kings and cardinals, artists and soldiers rub shoulders in the pages of his notorious autobiography: a vivid portrait of the manners and morals of both the rulers of the day and of their subjects. Written with supreme powers of invective and an irrepressible sense of humour, this is an unrivalled glimpse into the palaces and prisons of the Italy of Michelangelo and the Medici.
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subject_facet Autobiography, Cellini, Benvenuto, -- 1500-1571, Electronic books, Sculptors -- Italy -- Biography
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title The Autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini
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title_full Autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini [electronic resource], The Autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini / Benevenuto Cellini ; translated by Anne MacDonell ; with an introduction by James Fenton, The autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini [electronic resource]
title_short The Autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini
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topic Cellini, Benvenuto, 1500-1571, Electronic books, Sculptors Italy Biography
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