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The autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini

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Published by The Modern Library in New York .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementtranslated by John Addington Symonds
SeriesThe Modern library of the world"s best books
ContributionsSymonds, John Addington, 1840-1893, tr
The Physical Object
Pagination4 p. ., 3-485 p. incl. geneal. tab.
Number of Pages485
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16792140M
LC Control Number27026622

The leaders in these events appear in the foreground of the picture only when they come into personal relations with the hero; and then not mainly as statesmen or The autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini book, but as connoisseurs and patrons of art. Early career Cellini, resisting the efforts of his father to train him as a musician, was apprenticed as a metalworker in the studio of the Florentine goldsmith Andrea di Sandro Marcone. This Luca, by his own valour, with sword in hand, overcame and slew him, with such bravery and stoutness that he moved the folk to wonder, who were expecting quite the contrary issue; so that I glory in tracing my descent from men of valour. Then she said that I had very nearly hit the mark, and asked me whether I felt capable of setting the stones really well. At the age of 37, upon returning from a visit to the French court, he was imprisoned on a charge apparently false of having embezzled the gems of the pope's tiara during the war. The Fish-stone, or Pietra del Pesce, was the market on the quay where the fish brought from the sea up the Arno to Pisa used to be sold.

Read preview Excerpt All men of whatsoever quality they be, who have done anything of excellence, or which may properly resemble The autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini book, ought, if they are persons of truth and honesty, to describe their life with their own hand; but they ought not to attempt so fine an enterprise till they have passed the age of forty. Then she said that I had very nearly hit the mark, and asked me whether I felt capable of setting the stones really well. It so happened that just when this was being paid to him in Florence, he stumbled upon one of those Radicals who were in the Eight at the time when I got into that little trouble there. This passionate love led me oftentimes to delight the lad with music; for I observed that his marvellous features, which by complexion wore a tone of modest melancholy, brightened up, and when I took my cornet, broke into a smile so lovely and so sweet, that I do not marvel at the silly stories which the Greeks have written about the deities of heaven. He writes of his time in Paris: When certain decisions of the court were sent me by those lawyers, and I perceived that my cause had been unjustly lost, I had recourse for my defense to a great dagger I carried; for I have always taken pleasure in keeping fine weapons. Later on she was again with child, and gave birth to a girl, whom they called Cosa, after the mother of my father.

That he had done many things of merit, he had no manner of doubt. Then I carried my brother home for dead, and it was only with great difficulty that he came to himself again. Note 4. Cellini is portrayed as a passionate and troubled man, plagued by the inconsistencies of life under the "patronage" of a false and somewhat cynical court. This painter, Gio. I mind to do just the opposite, and to leave my children so much that they shall be able to succour yours.


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I saw it, and ran up to it, and laid my hands upon it. His son Cosimo, after the murder of Duke Alessandro, established the second Medicean dynasty in Florence.

As for the trifling honours which I have gained for my house, under the well-known conditions of our present ways of living, and by means of my art, albeit the same are matters of no great moment, I will relate these in The autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini book proper time and place, taking much more pride in having been born humble and having laid some honourable foundation for my family, than if I had been born of great lineage and had stained or overclouded that by my base qualities.

I ran up at once, seized his sword, and stood in front of him, bearing the brunt of several rapiers and a shower of stones. They show a great self-regard and self-assertion, sometimes running into extravagances which are impossible to credit.

He fell to the ground at once in a dead faint. This is no blame to Bandinello, who has founded the honour of the family-if only he had done so honestly! It had been found at a gallery in Munich, in use as a doorstop.

Surely the narrator here is something of a Baron Munchausen. I never left his side until some brave soldiers came from the gate San Gallo and rescued me from the raging crowd; they marvelled much, the while, to find such valour in so young a boy.

Someone must have sol d it, stolen it or given it away.

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The 'scudi di moneta' was worth 10 The autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini book. Cellini refers to the famous Giovanni delle Bande Nere, who was killed in an engagement in Lombardy in Novemberby the Imperialist troops marching to the sack of Rome.

The Medici here The autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini book were Lorenzo the Magnificent, and his son Pietro, who was expelled from Florence in the year I am not astonished at it, because most liberally have you squandered all your property, without reflecting that your children had need of it.

The vase was adorned with two fine handles, together with many masks, both small and great, and masses of lovely foliage, in as exquisite a style of elegance as could be imagined; on seeing which I said it was the most beautiful vase that ever I set eyes on. I can also bring to mind some pleasant goods and some inestimable evils, which, when I turn my thoughts backward, strike terror in me, and astonishment that I should have reached this age of fifty-eight, wherein, thanks be to God, I am still travelling prosperously forward.

Another of his brothers was a physician of high repute at Florence. All IP addresses in Germany are blocked. The period covered by the autobiography is from Cellini's birth in to ; the scene is mainly in Italy and France. Cellini says Summam.

Benvenuto Cellini was first and foremost a goldsmith and a sculptor, but he made himself known and appreciated also as a flute player, a draftsman and a talented writer. While imprisoned in Cellini was the target of an assassination attempt of murder by ingestion of diamond dust ; the attempt failed, for a nondiamond gem was used instead.

He died in Florence on 13 May and was buried with great pomp in the church of the Santissima Annunziata. Yet he immediately resumed his art, and fashioned a mirror, about a cubit in diameter, out of bone and ivory, with figures and foliage of great finish and grand design.

So they sentenced me to pay four measures of flour, which were to be given as alms to the nunnery of the Murate. He makes medals and coins, objects of a particular interest and veneration in the Renaissance.

Benvenuto Cellini

The Sistine Chapel in the Vatican. He was called Francesco, son of Filippo, and grandson of Fra Lippo Lippi, that most excellent painter. Fra Filippo Lippi was a Carmelite The autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini book, whose frescoes at Prato and Spoleta and oil-paintings in Florence and elsewhere are among the most genial works of the pre-Raphaelite Renaissance.

I will make it my business to complete the training of my household up to virtuous honesty; do you make it yours to acquire excellence in your art; and I only wish you to remember these four simple words, obey them, and never let them escape your memory: In whatever house you be, Steal not, and live honestly.

That prelate was a very extraordinary man, extremely rich, but difficult to please. I appeared before them; and they began to upbraid and cry out upon me-partly, I think, because they saw me in my cloak, while the others were dressed like citizens in mantle and hood; [2] but also because my adversaries had been to the houses of those magistrates, and had talked with all of them in private, while I, inexperienced in such matters, had not spoken to any of them, trusting in the goodness of my cause.Jun 04,  · Cellini's autobiography is one of the books Tom Sawyer mentions as inspiration while freeing Jim in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.

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