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Dante’s exile from Florence

Late-medieval Florence was riven by factional disputes based on support for or opposition to papal power. Dante Alighieri, for a brief time one of the city’s six governing officials, was part of the latter party. But after Charles of Valois entered...
From: Mathew Lyons on 24 Mar 2022

The lost tomb of Henry VIII: design, appearance and fate

Image: St George’s Chapel, Windsor; Andrewkbrook1, CC BY-SA 3.0 , via Wikimedia Commons Henry VIII was buried in St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle on 16th February 1547. However, although he is one of the most recognisable figures of English history...
From: Kirsten Claiden-Yardley on 16 Feb 2022

Stéphane Toussaint « Le soleil de Sassetti. Ficin chez Ghirlandaio et Sangallo ? » – Rencontres du Centre André-Chastel, 15 décembre 2021

Rencontres du Centre André-Chastel 2021-2022 15 décembre 2021, 18h30-20h LE SOLEIL DE SASSETTI. Ficin chez Ghirlandaio et Sangallo? par Stéphane Toussaint (CNRS, Centre André-Chastel) On connaît la célèbre étude que Warburg consacre en 1907 au...
From: Le blog de l'APAHAU on 3 Dec 2021

Innocent Florence Nightingale Tweet Provokes Social Media Anger | Stephen Basdeo

Stephen Basdeo is a writer and historian based in Leeds, UK. A Glance at My Book Collection My old, and somewhat tatty collection of bound volumes of the London Journal. One of my favourite things to do is to collect old books, and among my second-hand...

The Sculptor of Florence

Our tale commences upon one of those delicious evenings, when the splendour of an Italian sun-set, and the beauties of an Italian sky, seem purposely adapted by Nature to imbue with tenderness and joy, the hearts of those fond lovers who seek the shady...

Sonnet for a Barber

 Possible portrait of Lodovico Domenichi,British Museum, inventory #1867,1012.650This is a post about a 16th century poet who was best friends with alchemist/glassmaker Antonio Neri's grandfather, Jacopo, and who may even be the inspiration for...
From: Conciatore on 10 Feb 2021

Neri's Travels

 “Roma,” Antonio Neri,from Tesoro del Mondo (Neri 1598–1600).The length and breadth of Antonio Neri's travels are far greater in thumbnail biographies and off hand remarks than can be substantiated by actual documentation. While...
From: Conciatore on 1 Feb 2021

Eyes of a Lyn

 The seal of the Accademia dei Lincei.In the spring of 1612, Florentine priest Antonio Neri published his book on glassmaking. L'Arte Vetraria was the first printed book devoted to the formulation of glass from raw materials, but unfortunately...
From: Conciatore on 20 Jan 2021

What Goes Around Comes Around

 The German city of Ulm in the 16th centuryGeorg Braun, Franz Hogenberg 1570-78(Click image to enlarge.)In the spring and summer of 1525, peasants and farmers throughout German speaking Europe staged a popular revolt now called the Deutscher...
From: Conciatore on 11 Jan 2021

A Band of Alchemists

 "The Alchemist" 1558, Pieter Brugle the Elder.Mention the word 'alchemist' and the images that spring to mind are likely the same ones that have been around for centuries. Perhaps you will imagine something like Pieter Brugle’s 1558 depiction;...
From: Conciatore on 6 Jan 2021

Neri in Antwerp

 "The Blue Tower" Jozef Linnig 1868.There are three known facilities where priest Antonio Neri worked as an alchemist formulating glass in the early seventeenth century; in Florence, Pisa and Antwerp. If he did work elsewhere, it must have been for...
From: Conciatore on 7 Dec 2020

The Rise and Fall of Glass

 "Merry Company," (1623)Gerard van HonthorstThe first decade of the seventeenth century was a golden era for glass in Tuscany. The Venetian techniques brought to the region by Grand Duke Cosimo de' Medici in the 1570s had been assimilated. The pioneering...
From: Conciatore on 18 Nov 2020

1600s Glass Furnace

 From "De re metallica" Agricola (Georg Bauer) 1556.In the seventeenth century, glass furnaces represented a pinnacle of technology. True, the ability to achieve the high temperatures required to melt glass had been around for centuries –...
From: Conciatore on 7 Sep 2020

Smuggling Glassblowers

 Berkshire Glass Works cane from 1878 –Charles Flint collection. These were novelty items made by glassworkers after hours.(hollow, filled with the fine quality sand of the area)Since early days, the technical aspects of making and...
From: Conciatore on 2 Sep 2020

Weights and Measures

 Ford Madox Brown,  The Manchester Murals: "The Proclamation Regarding Weights and Measures, 1556."In his book L'Arte Vetraria, Antonio Neri's glass recipes depended on precise amounts specified in units as small as the 'grano,' [grain]...
From: Conciatore on 26 Aug 2020

Washing Molten Glass

Washing, sorting and carrying culletDenis Diderot 1772One of the continuing frustrations with the study of glassmaker Antonio Neri, is that there is no known example of his glass to be found anywhere. It is very possible that pieces do survive, but so...
From: Conciatore on 15 Jul 2020

Review: THE GIANT by Laura Morelli

One of the greatest challenges in writing a historical novel about a figure as colossal as Michelangelo is finding the proper angle from which to view him, a perspective that will provide a dramatic narrative arc as well as insight into the man beneath...
From: Writing the Renaissance on 30 Jun 2020

Neri in Antwerp

"The Blue Tower" Jozef Linnig 1868.There are three known facilities where priest Antonio Neri worked as an alchemist formulating glass in the early seventeenth century; in Florence, Pisa and Antwerp. If he did work elsewhere, it must have been for a relatively...
From: Conciatore on 22 Jun 2020

Neri's Travels

“Roma,” Antonio Neri,from Tesoro del Mondo (Neri 1598–1600).The length and breadth of Antonio Neri's travels are far greater in thumbnail biographies and off hand remarks than can be substantiated by actual documentation. While stories...
From: Conciatore on 17 Jun 2020

Sonnet for a Barber

Possible portrait of Lodovico Domenichi,British Museum, inventory #1867,1012.650This is a post about a 16th century poet who was best friends with alchemist/glassmaker Antonio Neri's grandfather, Jacopo, and who may even be the inspiration for...
From: Conciatore on 15 Jun 2020

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