The Life Of Cellini by Benvenuto CelliniThe Life Of Cellini by Benvenuto Cellini

The Life Of Cellini

byBenvenuto Cellini

Paperback | August 24, 1995

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1926. An autobiography of the Florentine artist, fully illustrated with 28 pen and ink drawings and many contemporary portraits. Cellini was more of a craftsman than an artist, yet, apart from the Perseus, Nymph of Fountainebleau, Escurial Crucifix and the Viennese Salt Cellar, there are very few authentic pieces of Cellini's craftsmanship. This translation is Cellini's own account of his life.
The son of a musician and musical instrument architect, Benvenuto Cellini was born in Florence, Italy, on November 3, 1500. He became a celebrated sculptor, goldsmith, author, and soldier, but his fierce temper caused him to be exiled and imprisoned for numerous crimes, the most serious being murdering the man who killed his brother. A...
Title:The Life Of CelliniFormat:PaperbackDimensions:582 pages, 7.5 × 4.5 × 0.5 inPublished:August 24, 1995

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0714833649

ISBN - 13:9780714833644

Appropriate for ages: 13

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This work is the only autobiography of a Renaissance artist. It vividly describes the artist's life at the Papal Court in Rome and at the Royal Court of France, including and eyewitness account of the Sack of Rome in 1527. Cellini also gives us intimate details of his career as a Renaissance sculptor and goldsmith.