Thursday, April 13, 2017

The Italian Renaissance: Brought to you by The Medici

The Medici Family was fraught with contradictions; wealthy and murderous, yet patrons of the arts. This is The Medici. There would be no renaissance without them; the Medici funded the artists involved in one of the most important movements in the history of art. 

Among others, these artists were supported by the Medici:

  •  Michelangelo

  • Raphael

  • Donatello, and

  • Leonardo da Vinci.

The Medici increased their wealth by providing banking services to the wealthy and to the Pope. Their connection to the Pope gained them a high status, power, and influence. They were known to be unscrupulous in their schemes to gain power and money. 

Read more about the famous Medici real-life drama:

The Medici

Ferdinand Schevill

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The last Medici

Harold Acton

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Florence and the Medici

J. R. Hale

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The Medici, godfathers of renaissance


The Medici: a great Florentine family

Marcel Brion

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