Culture and Values, Volume II: A Survey of the Humanities by Lawrence S. Cunningham, John J. Reich

By Lawrence S. Cunningham, John J. Reich

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From 1434 until 1492, Florence was under the control of one family: the Medici. The Medici family had old, though until then undistinguished, roots in the countryside around Florence. Their prosperity in the fifteenth century rested mainly on their immense banking fortune. By the middle of that century, Medici branch banks existed in London, Naples, Cologne, Geneva, Lyons, Basel, Avignon, Bruges, Antwerp, Lübeck, Bologna, Rome, Pisa, and Venice. The great Flemish painting by Jan van Eyck, Giovanni Arnolfini and His Bride [Fig.

Museo Dell’Opera del Duomo, Florence, Italy//© Scala/ Art Resource, NY lished reputation, Fra Angelico (1387–1455). When Michelozzo’s renovations were done, Fra Angelico decorated many of the convent walls and most of the cells of the friars with paintings, executing many of these works under the watchful eye of Cosimo, who stayed regularly at the convent. 17 Fra Angelico, Annunciation, 1445–1450. Note how the architecture frames the two principal figures in the scene. Botanists can identify the flowers in the garden to the left.

Much of the weight of this figure is borne by David’s right leg (with the stylized tree trunk in the rear) in a position called contraposto in Italian. 49 m) high. Accademia di Belle Arti, Florence, Italy//© Erich Lessing/Art Resource, NY with an idealism in the beauty of the Madonna’s face that is reminiscent of Botticelli. Finally, this early period of Michelangelo’s work includes a sculpture that has become almost synonymous with Florence: the David [Fig. 29], carved in 1501–1504 from a massive piece of Carrara marble that had lain behind the cathedral in Florence since the middle of the preceding century.

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