The Medici Of Great Modern Art

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The Medici could be regarded as the very first inveterate collectors of great modern art, with their complicated emotions involved, such as their guilt, ambition of authority, and sexual lust. In the end, the Medici did not only collect paintings and sculptures; they had changed the very nature of art itself. Art had been transformed from serving Christianity to personal collecting purpose. Francesco I de’ Medici’s Studiolo could be marked as a sign of art as personal preference rather than being used on other larger perspectives. Following up his father Cosimo de’ Medici’s artistic projects, Francesco has led them to an ultimate conclusion and a glorious beginning. According to the name of Studiolo, we could infer that this is a place for collecting and displaying one’s rare, precious curiosities. The Studiolo was commissioned by Francesco I de’ Medici, who also known as the Grand Duke of Tuscany. Being different from his ancestors, Francesco was only interested in searching bizarre and fascinating art pieces for his own eyes. Francesco was obsessed amassing exotic objects for his whole life. Thus, he has built himself a private chamber to store his own collections. The death of the republicanism brought a turning point for the Medici in 1532. In 1564, when Francesco’s father, Grand Duke Cosimo, the First handed over control of the government to him, he became the prince regent. Though “Francesco I de’ Medici has not played a highlighting role in the history, and even…

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