Loggia dei Lanzi

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  • Essay about Michelangelo's Statue of David

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    places around Florence, but the two most favored were the courtyard of the Palazzo Vecchio and the Loggia dei Lanzi. After much deliberation, the statue was finally placed by the main doorway of Palazzo Vecchio in the Piazza della Signoria, and publicly debuted on September 8, 1504. Placed on the left side of the entrance of the Palazzo with his head slightly turned to the left towards the Loggia dei Lanzi, “David did indeed

  • The Rule Of The Republic

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    With the constitution of 1532 proclaiming Alessandro de’Medici hereditary duke the Republic died, and the Medici family once again rose from the ashes, ending the historical struggle between the Medicean and Republican governments of the Florentine Renaissance. Duke Alessandro de’Medici’s assassination in 1537 and widespread uncertainty surrounding his inexperienced and young successor, Cosimo de’Medici, momentarily rekindled hope for a return of the Republic. However, not only did Cosimo thwart

  • Essay about Comparison of Michelangelo8217s and Bernini8217s Davids

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    Comparison of Michelangelo8217s and Bernini8217s Davids “The greatest artist has no conception which a single block of marble does not potentially contain within its mass, but only a hand obedient to the mind can penetrate to this image.” Michelangelo describes in the above quote what it is like to carve a likeness of a person out of a large block of marble. As we know from seeing his work, he did an excellent job with this task. Bernini did just as fine a job on his, but in a much different