//Anecdotes and curiosities

Michelangelo Buonarroti and Lorenzo the Magnificent: an Anecdote

By |2019-01-15T23:55:25+00:00January 15th, 2019|Anecdotes and curiosities, Events Characters Politics, Modern history|

The young Michelangelo sculpted the head of a faun How they met Michelangelo and Lorenzo the Magnificent? In this regard has been around for centuries an anecdote. It is said that the great patron was walking across the green gardens of San Marco when, rimastone deeply impressed, He stopped to admire a magnificent carved head of a faun [...]

Lady with an Ermine: The Secret in the Leonardo Framework

By |2019-01-07T03:38:37+00:00January 7th, 2019|Anecdotes and curiosities, Events Characters Politics, Modern history|

Lady with an Ermine by Leonardo (details) Leonardo da Vinci loved to embed images in his paintings and words, creating intricate puzzles still largely mysterious: Lady with an Ermine is no exception (you see: http://www.pilloledistoria.it/8136/storia-moderna/la-collana-di-cecilia-gallerani-leonardesca-dama-con-lermellino . One of the best known works of the Tuscan genius fact, It is not without its symbols and signs [...]

Vegan Diet for Leonardo da Vinci? What ate the Italian genius

By |2018-12-03T01:12:52+00:00December 3rd, 2018|Anecdotes and curiosities, Events Characters Politics, Modern history|

Leonardo and the Vitruvian Man Leonardo da Vinci followed a vegan diet? On Love huge that genius of the Renaissance fed to animals I have written in other posts (see http://www.pilloledistoria.it/7553/storia-moderna/leonardo-da-vinci-era-vegetariano e http://www.pilloledistoria.it/7549/storia-moderna/leonardo-da-vinci-animalista-un-aneddoto), but what she ate? "There will come a day when the killing of animals will be treated as that of humans," wrote Leonardo, guiding [...]

Wafer rolls Toscani: Recipe of Lorenzo the Magnificent Kitchen

By |2018-11-16T23:42:20+00:00November 16th, 2018|Anecdotes and curiosities, Events Characters Politics, Daily life Costume Company, Modern history|

A humorous take of Lorenzo the Magnificent The following is not a recipe any, since to suggest it is Lorenzo the Magnificent. Evidently, the great ruler of Florence and the Italian Renaissance is also intended to gastronomy. Here is what he writes in the Canzona de 'cialdoni on how to prepare Tuscan cialdoni, tipical desserts [...]

The Giraffe of Lorenzo the Magnificent

By |2018-11-01T02:12:07+00:00November 1st, 2018|Anecdotes and curiosities, Events Characters Politics, Modern history|

Portrait of Lorenzo the Magnificent What Giraffe is one of the most colorful episodes linked to the Medici family (I've mentioned here http://www.pilloledistoria.it/8312/storia-moderna/gli-strani-animali-da-compagnia-di-alcuni-personaggi-storici). The animal was brought as a gift to Florence by the Sultan of Egypt Mohamed ibn Mahfuz in 1487, provoking curiosity and amazement among citizens. Among its many virtues, Lorenzo the Magnificent could boast [...]

Raphael died in Litigation “Excesses Amorosi”?

By |2018-09-30T00:02:24+00:00September 29th, 2018|Anecdotes and curiosities, Events Characters Politics, Modern history|

Self-portrait by Raphael guardarne A portrait of a young man with an angelic face and delicate, it seems hard to imagine him as a dashing lover and libertine, yet Raffaello Sanzio (1483-1520), in the words of Giorgio Vasari, fu "loving person very fond of women and carnal pleasures", till, perhaps, to morirci. Raffaello, the greatest painter [...]

Maria Stuarda Breaks Tradition and Bride White Dress

By |2018-09-10T02:04:47+00:00September 10th, 2018|Anecdotes and curiosities, Events Characters Politics, Modern history|

Mary Queen of Scots in white wedding gown 24 April 1558 Maria Stuarda (1542-1587) He married the Dauphin of France, Then the king by the name of Francis II, She is wearing a dress which sparked immediate outcry for a reason that our eyes looks rather bizarre: it was white. In reality, before her, already the princess [...]

Powder Mummy as Medicine

By |2018-11-07T21:09:00+00:00August 14th, 2018|Anecdotes and curiosities, Daily life Costume Company, Modern history|

Mummy of Egyptian pharaoh Ramses II Without the proper knowledge and its means to address and resolve diseases, no wonder that the requirements of the most ancient medicine today appear very bizarre and definitely not credible (Here you find some examples: http://www.pilloledistoria.it/8681/medioevo/medicina-medievale-cosi-si-curavano-le-emorroidi e http://www.pilloledistoria.it/9002/storia-antica/medicina-nellantica-roma-cure-bizzarre-calcoli-renali). In the Middle Ages spread the belief that the powder [...]

The dead “comfortable” Maria Theresa of Austria

By |2018-11-17T00:25:14+00:00July 9th, 2018|Anecdotes and curiosities, Events Characters Politics, Modern history|

Portrait of Maria Theresa of Austria Skillful policy, most honest and intelligent woman in private and public life, Maria Theresa of Austria (1717-1780), Empress of Austria, wife of Francis Stephen of Lorraine and loving mother of well 16 sons, including Marie Antoinette of France and Maria Carolina of Naples (see also: http://www.pilloledistoria.it/10633/storia-moderna/maria-teresa-daustria-madre-amorevole-e-severa-un-aneddoto), despite the undoubted seriousness shown below [...]

Loving Mother Maria Teresa of Austria and Severa: an Anecdote

By |2018-07-05T03:22:27+00:00July 5th, 2018|Anecdotes and curiosities, Modern history|

Portrait of Empress Maria Theresa of Austria The great Austrian empress Maria Teresa (1717-1780) had from the beloved husband, Francis Stephen of Lorraine well 16 sons and, in contrast to what usually happened at that time in the families of such high lineage, personally he took charge of their education in a careful and assiduous, even modeling it on their personal attitudes, [...]