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The Iconic Paintings Created In Florence

The Iconic Paintings Created In Florence

The advanced methods used by creators and artists of Florence(like the four canonical techniques of drawing to produce depth and 3D effects) gave birth to the following masterpieces:

  • Birth of Venus, Primavera and Venus and Mars by Botticelli.
  • Creation of Adam by Michelangelo.
  • The School of Athens by Raphael.
  • The Last Supper and The Virgin of the Rocks by Da Vinci.
  • Not to mention Da Vinci’s The Mona Lisa, a portrait of a Florentine merchant’s wife, the most famous painting in the world.

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Wealthiest City In Europe

Wealthiest City In Europe

Innovative banking practices like bills of exchange (to facilitate-out-of-city payments) and double-entry bookkeeping, along with the flourishing cloth industry made Florence the wealthiest city in Europe.

The city, flush with wealth, started to focus on art, humanism, creation, enjoyment ...

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Florence During The Plague

Florence During The Plague

In 1348, the bubonic plague swept through Italy, and killed almost half of the city’s population, creating widespread loss and disruption.

Yet the city bounced back and entered its golden age in the next century. Many wealthy families understood art and supported Renaissance artists during...

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Literature And Art In Florence

Literature And Art In Florence

Some of the most influential educational treatises like ‘On the Manners Of A Gentleman And Liberal Studies’ was written in Florence in the 15th century. Many other literary masterpieces like ‘The Human Comedy’ (by Giovanni Boccaccio) or ‘The Divine Comedy’ by the greatest poet of the city, Dante ...

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Historical Significance Of Florence, Italy

Historical Significance Of Florence, Italy

Known as the ‘Jewel Of Italian Renaissance’, the city of Florence has countless groundbreaking developments, seeing advances in politics, finance, business, engineering, philosophy, science, architecture, and artistic creativity. The 15th century CE, the golden age of Florence saw many historic a...

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The People Of Florence

The People Of Florence

Around the 15th Century, Florence was fortunate to have:

  1. Polymath Leonardo Da Vinci, the quintessential Renaissance Man.
  2. The artists Raphael and Michelangelo.
  3. The sculptor Donatello.
  4. The wr...

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The Story Of Florence: The Success of The Fabric Business

The Story Of Florence: The Success of The Fabric Business

Florence was initially well-known for woollen cloth, creating a central marketplace for the best-quality wool, cleaned to perfection.

The success of the fabric business made the Florentines rich, leading to new financial breakthroughs and innovations, like bank loan facilities, wh...

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The People Of Florence

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Around the 15th Century, Florence was fortunate to have:

  1. Polymath Leonardo Da Vinci, the quintessential Renaissance Man.
  2. The artists Raphael and Michelangelo.
  3. The sculptor Donatello.
  4. The wr...

Literature And Art In Florence

Literature And Art In Florence

Some of the most influential educational treatises like ‘On the Manners Of A Gentleman And Liberal Studies’ was written in Florence in the 15th century. Many other literary masterpieces like ‘The Human Comedy’ (by Giovanni Boccaccio) or ‘The Divine Comedy’ by the greatest poet of the city, Dante ...

What are views on painting?

What are views on painting?

These days, most experts agree that the Mona Lisa is a portrait of Lisa Gherardini del Giocondo, wife of a Florentine silk merchant named Francesco del Giocondo (hence the name by which she is known in Italy and France, La Gioconda, or La Joconde). 

When she sat for Leonardo da Vinci, in ar...

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