As a young man, hector berlioz read the memoirs of benvenuto cellini and was thrilled by the character of the adventurous, imaginative, passionate sculptor. Perseus beheading medusa benvenuto cellini 1645-1554 loggia dei lanzi, florence bronze 18 feet high jpg: excite image search (bnvn´t chl-l´n) benvenuto cellini (1500-1571) was an italian sculptor, metalsmith, and author. In benvenuto cellini's autobiographical account of his proposed neptune fountain for cosimo i, the artist verbally re-fashioned his quest for this commission.
Benvenuto cellini is a co-production with english national opera, london and teatro dell'opera di roma in short with his first opera, the french composer hector berlioz went directly for the grand gesture. Benvenuto cellini is an opera performance history vii concerning the pope's commission of a bronze statue of perseus from the sculptor benvenuto cellini. Cellini's perseus and medusa and the loggia dei lanzi: configurations of the bod see more like this perseus and medusa of benvenuto cellini georg (hg) wolfgang brown rock heise.
The intriguing and misunderstood benvenuto cellini (1500-1571) is receiving a much-needed reappraisal in current scholarship michael w cole's anticipated cellini and the principles of sculpture is a valuable addition to this effort and indeed to renaissance studies as a whole. A bronze sculpture titled perseus holding head of medusa, after the bronze statue created by benvenuto cellini in 1554 and displayed in loggia de lanzi, piazza della signoria, florence, italy the sculpture depicts a nude perseus, wearing a winged helmet, holding a sword in his right hand, and the. Keen as was benvenuto's interest in himself, and much as he loved to dwell on the splendor of his exploits and achievements, he had little idea that centuries after his death he would live again, less by his perseus and his goldsmith's work than by the book which he dictated casually to a lad of fourteen, while he went about his work. But it is the statue of perseus with the head of medusa, the masterpiece of the polymath benvenuto cellini, that is the definitive representation of the myth perseus represents not only the triumph of the hero, but also the power of the medici family, who commissioned the work.
Benvenuto cellini, perseus with the head of medusa, c 1554, bronze (loggia dei lanzi, piazza della signoria, florence) created by beth harris and steven zu. Act i the carnaval on monday the pope's treasurer balducci is displeased that the jeweller and sculptor benvenuto cellini, and not his rival fieramosca, has been asked by the pope to create a statue of perseus balducci plans to have his daughter teresa marry fieramosca. Department of art history fig 1 benvenuto cellini, perseus and medusa, in one respect benvenuto cellini's perseus and medusa.
Benvenuto cellini (1500-1571) the casting of perseus warner, et al, comp 1917 the library of the world's best literature. Perseus by benvenuto cellini the sculpture shows perseus, holding the head of the medusa which he has cut off and from whose blood the winged horse pegasus will be born. Benvenuto cellini (italian pronunciation: [beɱveˈnuːto tʃelˈliːni] 3 november 1500 - 13 february 1571) was an italian goldsmith, sculptor, draftsman, soldier, musician, and artist who also wrote a famous autobiography and poetry he was one of the most important artists of mannerism he.
Hector berlioz - benvenuto cellini - overture (sir colin davis) the pope has commissioned cellini to make the statue of perseus cellini is in love with teresa, daughter of balducci, the pope. Cellini, benvenuto 1500-1571 benvenuto cellini , who was born in florence on november 1, 1500, and was one of the most renowned sculptor-goldsmiths of the renaissance, crafted numerous works celebrating the nude body, male and female, with mannerist elegance and erotic undertones. Top: a portrait of benvenuto cellini above: perseus by cellini images appear under the gnu free documentation license page 1 cellini, benvenuto (1500-1571) by douglas blair turnbaugh.