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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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Arts Everyday Living: Inside a Florentine Palace—Across the Centuries Through Art

Every dog is a lion at home.* Henry George Bohn The work of Italian Florentine artist Agnolo Bronzino (1503-1572) is distinguished by the Mannerist style, that emphasized elongation of the features of his often aristocratic sitters. British publisher Henry George Bohn (1792-1884) was instrumental in popularizing studies in variety of subjects, from history to science […]

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Arts Everyday Living: The Art of the Violin—Silver Strings of Harmony

  THE ART OF THE VIOLIN SILVER STRINGS OF HARMONY   ….the violin–that most human of all instruments. Louisa May Alcott, Jo’s Boys Little information is available on Italian artist Giovanni Bedini (1844-1924) who was from Bologna. American writer Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888) based her popular Little Women and its sequels, Little Men and Jo’s Boys, on her own […]

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