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San Giusto alle Mura

Window of  Santa Maria del Fiore cathedral,Florence, Italy.In Florence, at the very end of the street on which Antonio Neri spent his youth, Borgo Pinti, was the residence and estate of the Archbishop. Beyond were the city walls and the enormous...
From: Conciatore on 3 Jun 2020

San Giusto alle Mura

Window of  Santa Maria del Fiore cathedral,Florence, Italy.In Florence, at the very end of the street on which Antonio Neri spent his youth, Borgo Pinti, was the residence and estate of the Archbishop. Beyond were the city walls and the enormous...
From: Conciatore on 28 Oct 2019

Leonardo's Madonnas

This year marks the five hundredth anniversary of the death of Leonardo da Vinci. Last month I put up a review post of Leo Steinberg's interpretation of the Last Supper, and I would like to follow up by reprising a 2012 post on Giorgione and Leonardo.Leonardo:...
From: Giorgione et al... on 4 Jun 2019

Leo Steinberg: Leonardo's Incessant Last Supper

May 2, 2019 marked the 500th anniversary of the death of Leonardo da Vinci.  I thought it might be appropriate to reprise a review article on Leo Steinberg's interpretation of the Last Supper that originally appeared on this site on 9/18/2014.The...
From: Giorgione et al... on 5 May 2019

The Renaissance Reform of the Book and Britain — in one word

  If you had to summarise your book in one word, what would it be? The Renaissance Reform of the Book and Britain has its official publication date on 2nd May 2019. I have, then, been giving some thought to what my response to the question would...

San Giusto alle Mura

Window of  Santa Maria del Fiore cathedral,Florence, Italy.In Florence, at the very end of the street on which Antonio Neri spent his youth, Borgo Pinti, was the residence and estate of the Archbishop. Beyond were the city walls and the enormous...
From: Conciatore on 22 Feb 2019

San Giusto alle Mura

Window of  Santa Maria del Fiore cathedral,Florence, Italy.In Florence, at the very end of the street on which Antonio Neri spent his youth, Borgo Pinti, was the residence and estate of the Archbishop. Beyond were the city walls and the enormous...
From: Conciatore on 21 May 2018

Postcard from Harvard V: Bruni against the Goths gothicised

I realise that the tradition of the postcard privileges messages of few words. I note also that I have, in my recent posts, underachieved in that respect. This post is an attempt to rectify that. It comes without a description, for the manuscript discussed...

Postcard from Harvard IV: a little witness to English humanist interest

The manuscripts I have discussed so far have all been easy on the eye (as they say). The subject of today is not. Indeed, seated on the shelves alongside gorgeously illuminated presentation manuscripts, this codex might feel embarrassed by its appearance....

Postcard from Harvard II: a presentation manuscript from Pier Candido Decembrio

The opening leaf of Cambridge MA: Houghton Library, MS. Richardson 23, with the arms of Borso d’Este. My second report from my new location involves a manuscript that is hardly unknown but which I could not resist making one of the first I studied....

Leonardo da Vinci Society: Latin and the Vernacular in Fifteenth-Century Italy

A one-day conference organised by the Leonardo da Vinci Society, to be held at the Warburg Institute, Bloomsbury, London WC1H 0AB, 11.00-17.00 on Friday 1 December 2017.Speakers: Amos Edelheit, Simon Gilson, David Lines, Letizia Panizza, Ben Thomson,...
From: The Renaissance Diary on 1 Dec 2017

San Giusto alle Mura

Window of  Santa Maria del Fiore cathedral, Florence, Italy. In Florence, at the very end of the street on which Antonio Neri spent his youth, Borgo Pinti, was the residence and estate of the Archbishop. Beyond were the city walls and the enormous...
From: Conciatore on 26 Jun 2017

Preparing to Paint

Is there anything more engaging than an artist’s sketchbook? Or even a notebook with a few sketches in it? I suppose the end product doesn’t have to be artistic, it’s the insight into that conception/creation/ working it out process...
From: streets of salem on 20 Aug 2016

San Giusto alle Mura

Window of  Santa Maria del Fiore cathedral, Florence, Italy. In Florence, at the very end of the street on which Antonio Neri spent his youth, Borgo Pinti, was the residence and estate of the Archbishop. Beyond were the city walls and the enormous...
From: Conciatore on 8 Jul 2016

Theo and Leo

Last night, the “Strandbeests” were released here in Salem, the kinetic, evolving, mechanical-yet-ethereal “beach animals” of Theo Jansen, a Dutch engineering artist and Renaissance Man. There was a not-so-sneak preview of these...
From: streets of salem on 18 Sep 2015

CALL FOR PAPERS: Chiaroscuro as Aesthetic Principle (1300-1600)

Chiaroscuro since Leon Battista Alberti’s De Pictura (1435) has been one of the central subjects characterising painting and sculpture in practice and theory in Italy. Primarily, it concerns the articulation of plastic qualities, the formulation...
From: The Renaissance Diary on 21 Jul 2015

San Giusto Alle Mura

Window of  Santa Maria del Fiore cathedral,Florence, Italy. In Florence, at the very end of the street on which Antonio Neri spent his youth, Borgo Pinti, was the residence and estate of the Archbishop. Beyond were the city walls and the enormous...
From: Conciatore on 20 Jul 2015

Clear as Crystal: Leonardo da Vinci’s Walnut Oil

By Marjolijn Bol In order to create their colorful palette, fifteenth-century panel painters had to produce most paint supplies from scratch. Unable to walk into a shop of artist’s supplies as we can today, they obtained color from...
From: The Recipes Project on 2 Jun 2015

Cromwell on the Box

What would Geoffrey Elton’s reaction have been to Hilary Mantel’s novels, Wolf Hall and Bring up the Bodies? He most likely would have treated them with the disdain of professorial silence – even in his most rabid character-assassination of Thomas...

Italian Renaissance – a few primary sources

This post might equally be called ‘what I did in the Christmas vacation’. This term, for the first time, there is a new module at the University of Essex entitled ‘Terror, Murder and Bloodshed: the civilization of Renaissance Italy,...

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