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Arts Everyday Living: The Immortality of Women–Portraits of Italian Renaissance Rulers

  Italian artists Titian (1488/1490-1576) and Agnolo Bronzino (1503-1572) were prolific portraitists, both of them favored by the powerful dynasties of the Italian Renaissance. For instance, Bronzino was the court painter of the Medici family, leaders of Florence for centuries. One of his most striking subjects was Eleanor of Toledo (1522-1562), the consort of Cosimo de’Medici, […]

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Arts Everyday Living: Through the Eyes of a Florentine Artist-Women in the Arts, Poetry & Music

  Florence, Italy is best known as the epicenter of the Italian Renaissance.   However, the artistic creativity of the city has continued throughout the centuries.  Silvestro Lega (1826-1895), for example, made Florence his home in the nineteenth century and established a reputation for his realistic style, evident in the memorable portrait of poet Maria […]

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