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Benvenuto Cellini (1500–1571)

Autor(a) de The Autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini

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About the Author

Benvenuto Cellini was born in Florence, Italy, on November 1, 1500. He became a celebrated sculptor, goldsmith, and author, but his fierce temper caused him to be exiled and imprisoned for numerous crimes, the most serious being murder. Among Cellini's best work as a sculptor was a gold saltcellar mostrar mais made for Francis I of France, and a colossal bronze statue titled Perseus and Medusa. Other significant works include a bust of Cosimo I de Medici and Ganymede on the Eagle, both of which are now housed in the Bargello Museum in Florence. Cellini is best known for his memoirs, The Autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini, which he wrote from 1558 to 1562 and was published after his death. He died on February 13, 1571. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos

Obras de Benvenuto Cellini

The Works of Cellini (1927) 52 cópias
The Life of Benvenuto Cellini: Volume 2 (1903) — Autor — 19 cópias
The Life of Benvenuto Cellini: Volume 1 (1929) — Autor — 19 cópias
L'opera completa del Cellini (2002) 11 cópias
Benvenuto Cellini : Saliera — Artist — 2 cópias

Associated Works

The Penguin Book of International Gay Writing (1995) — Contribuinte — 179 cópias
A Documentary History of Art, Volume 2 (1958) — Contribuinte — 148 cópias
Classic Travel Stories (1994) — Contribuinte — 62 cópias
The Necromancers (1971) — Contribuinte — 35 cópias
Satanism and Witches (1974) — Contribuinte — 23 cópias


Conhecimento Comum

Nome padrão
Cellini, Benvenuto
Data de nascimento
Data de falecimento
Local de enterro
church of the Annunziata, Florence, Italy
Local de nascimento
Florence, Italy
Local de falecimento
Florence, Italy
Locais de residência
Rome, Italy
Paris, France



What a raucous soap opera this book was! Cellini is best known as being a master goldsmith as well as a sculptor. His first noted great work was a silver salt cellar for the King of France. Cellini was a juvenile delinquent from the age of 12 when he roamed the streets of Florence. His parents were musicians and tried to reign him in and apprentice him to musicians, but he rebelled, and he was finally apprenticed to a goldsmith. He didn't like the instruction so at age 19 he ran away to Rome. While there he found an old friend who lent him a workspace and gave him a piece of silver which began his career. Cellini tells fantastic stories, although I'm not sure all are believable. According to his own writings, he took part in the sack of Rome in 1527, was sued four times for sodomy, and committed murder several times. He writes that he found those who sued him and "stabbed him so badly in the arms and the legs, that he would not be mobile again." He sought out the second subject for the same, but as the man repented during the stabbing, Cellini did not injure him as badly. Cellini also believed he could conjure up devils to do his bidding. He was imprisoned several times while in Rome and believed that he had a halo around his head indicating divine protection. Eventually, he was exiled from Rome and returned to Florence where Cosimo Medici became his patron. Per his own story, Cellini was quite a narcissist who exploited almost everyone with which he came into contact. 465 pages… (mais)
Tess_W | outras 21 resenhas | Oct 7, 2023 |
I remember more than anything else the ego of Cellini.
mykl-s | outras 21 resenhas | Aug 4, 2023 |
When you get a first-person account from 500 years ago, you really hope to read about details of everyday life, what people ate, where they lived, what they wore..

but of course those are not the things people think to record, nor it is it Cellini's intent to record the minutiae of every day life.. Instead, this is Cellini's attempt to set the record straight against anyone who he feels hard done by , i.e. everyone. He is constantly mortally offended, and takes revenge, occasionally violently. He destroys the bedding in an inn after the landlord has the temerity to ask him to pay up front.

There were some puzzling medical mysteries that I wish some one should shed some light on. The governor of the prison has a complaint where he is convinced he is a bottle of oil, and then a bat. This sis the same prison where Cellini has a series of religious visions, so perhaps there is something in the water?

It is an authentic voice from the past, and you don't have to like him.He probably doesn't like you ,anyway.
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dylkit | outras 21 resenhas | Jul 16, 2022 |
Orfebre, escultor y grabador, artífice de obras como el magnífico Perseo que puede contemplarse en la plaza de la Signoria de Florencia o el célebre y primoroso "salero de Francisco I" hoy en Viena, Benvenuto Cellini (1500-1571) fue una figura destacada en una época de titanes: aquel Renacimiento italiano tan espléndido y suntuoso como primario y feroz, que poblaron personalidades como Miguel Ángel y Rafael, papas soberbios y familias legendarias como los Médicis. Hombre de carácter decidido y aventurero, pendenciero e irascible, dejó en su apasionante "Vida" un insuperable y vivo retrato de primera mano de un temperamento excepcional en una época excepcional, el Cinquecento, en la que el pleno Renacimiento fue dando paso a una Europa que se adentraba en el Barroco y la Contrarreforma. Episodios memorables como el de los espíritus del Coliseo o la narración del saco de Roma, sus prisiones en el castillo de Sant'Angelo, las peripecias por Francia bajo la protección de Francisco I o la desesperada fundición del "Perseo", hacen de esta autobiografía un libro inolvidable y un inmejorable compañero de viaje para todo aquel que quiera evocar siglos más tarde sus andanzas a caballo entre Roma y Florencia.… (mais)
Eucalafio | outras 21 resenhas | Oct 19, 2021 |



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