Benvenuto Cellini's Vita is a curious work, one that has attracted attention from a variety of perspectives: art historical, autobiographical, linguistic and more. Cellini's energetic style, colorful language and superabundance of detail about artistic practices, political and cultural networks, art markets, Florentine, Roman and Parisian court politics, and so forth provide multiple possibilities for analysis of a swath of European cultural history that spans much of the sixteenth century. For all that, however, the work intends itself as autobiography, and it opens with some essential indicators of its guiding principles. The record Cellini seeks to establish is one of accomplishment, which by his reckoning men must seek...
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|Size: ||565 KB|
|Publisher: ||Italica Press, Inc.|
|Date published: || 2016|
|ISBN: ||9781599103532 (DRM-PDF)|
|Read Aloud: ||not allowed|