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He did not find the new Pope as easy a master as the last one, and so he decided to spend some time in France to see what work he could find there. In France Benvenuto met King Francis and, after travelling around with his court for a while, was settled in Paris where he began to work once more.

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Cellini's Autobiography broke off inthe year in which he took preliminary religious vows, but these were never carried further. Cellini is known to have taken some of his female models as mistresses, having an illegitimate daughter in with one of them while living in France, whom he named Costanza.

Drawings and Sketches[ edit ] The known drawings and sketches by Benvenuto Cellini are as follows: Cellini, Benvenuto.

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This works the other way round, however. Cite this article Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography. In the true style of the Renaissance artist he tended to work where his inspiration took him, to the despair of those who hired him. All rights reserved. In it was famously stolen from the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna and a one million Euro reward was offered for information leading to its return. People gather in the piazza. Private collection Benvenuto. He can't clean himself off, however, so he continues to his meeting. As was common with most artists of the day, Benvenuto made his models into his mistresses as well. For Duke Cosimo de' Medici he executed a bronze portrait of the duke, some marble statues of classical themes, and his most ambitious creation, the bronze Perseus in the Loggia dei Lanzi.

Decline The unveiling of Perseus marked the zenith of Cellini's career as an artist. How much of what they wrote is true, we cannot know. Balducci and Fieramosca acknowledge Cellini's success. The son of a musician and builder of musical instruments, Cellini was pushed towards music, but when he was fifteen, his father reluctantly agreed to apprentice him to a goldsmith, Antonio di Sandro, nicknamed Marcone.

A thousand captured Roman soldiers were executed after the battle, and between five and ten thousand civilians were murdered.

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After completing some work for the Cardinal, Benvenuto decided that Rome was no longer a healthy place for him and set off to France once more. Nowhere else, to my mind, do we find the full character of the epoch so authentically stamped.

The son of an architect and musician, Benvenuto Cellini was born in Florence on Nov.

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He aroused the ire of the Empire enough that Emperor Charles V sent another Charles, the Duke of Bourbon, down to chastise him with an army of Spanish and German mercenaries. Youth[ edit ] Benvenuto Cellini was born in Florencein present-day Italy.

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Benvenuto Cellini: Mannerist Sculptor, Goldsmith