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Napkins on Plate: When and why were Invented?

By |2019-05-19T02:57:56+00:00May 19th, 2019|Daily life Costume Company, Modern history|

Table set Towels made their first appearance on the tables during the '500. the purpose, it seems obvious to us, It was to give diners a piece of cloth to clean the mouth and hands. At this point the question arises: as it did before their invention? [...]

Simonetta Vespucci, Beautiful Renaissance

By |2018-10-29T23:42:54+00:00October 29th, 2018|Events Characters Politics, Modern history|

Simonetta Vespucci portrayed by Sandro Botticelli (particular Simonetta Vespucci, born Cattaneo, ( 1453-1476) It was one of the most beautiful and admired noblewomen of Renaissance Florence. A native of Genoa almost certainly, the girl was married very young with Marco Piero Vespucci, relative of the famous navigator, and he moved to Florence. At the time the city [...]

Welcome Cellini: Artist and Rapist

By |2018-10-11T23:30:33+00:00October 11th, 2018|Events Characters Politics, Modern history|

Portrait of Benvenuto Cellini (1500-1571) "Before I can suffer with long poses naked, and then I can give the Horned Pagolo". This shocking sentence, that refers to the fulfillment of a sexual abuse, It is contained in the autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini (1500-1571), one of the greatest artists of the Renaissance. But can an artist, [...]

The doctors 2: Synopsis and Cast

By |2018-10-18T20:31:31+00:00October 10th, 2018|Cinema-TV-Show|

The doctors 2 After the success of the first (, now comes on TV the second season of The Doctors, fiction coprodotta, among others, Yes Lux Vide's Rai Fiction. The scripted is entirely focused on the figure of Lorenzo the Magnificent, Prince of Florence and undisputed protagonist of our Renaissance. This will be [...]

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 [...]

Dagger or Poison: How it killed during the Renaissance?

By |2018-09-29T00:14:45+00:00September 29th, 2018|Daily life Costume Company, Modern history|

Speziale. At these ancient pharmacies are sold, under the table, Also the poison, otherwise there was the dagger The Renaissance aristocrats have remained famous for the ease with which one of the enemies sbarazzavano, but as killing? The weapons "favorite" were essentially two: the dagger and the poison, with a predilection for the second (see [...]

Male Underwear: Brief History of Braghetta

By |2018-08-05T00:14:23+00:00August 5th, 2018|Daily life Costume Company, Modern history|

Portrait of a man of the '500 (the work is Il Parmigianino) wearing a flashy "codpiece" During the '500 spread among men the use of an item of underwear (but not too much) rather peculiar and downright risqué, the codpiece, which we can be considered the ancestor of the modern jock. It was a kind [...]

Fashion of the '400 Male: Panties to Vista

By |2018-07-31T23:49:05+00:00July 31st, 2018|Daily life Costume Company, Modern history|

Men's fashion of the '400 (by Giovanni di Ser Giovanni): separate socks with pants "to view" In the picture attached you can see a detail of The game civettino, by Giovanni di Ser Giovanni (1406-1486), brother of the more famous Masaccio; The painting dates from 1450 and it shows us an interesting insight into life [...]

Calzabraga: i “Leggings” (Men) '400

By |2018-11-17T00:20:09+00:00July 27th, 2018|Daily life Costume Company, Modern history|

Adoration of the Magi by Luca Signorelli (particular): the two young men depicted wearing the typical calzabraga fifteenth What you see in the image is reproduced in a particular Adoration of the Magi (1495) Luca Signorelli: the two portraits boys wearing the typical calzabraga then fashionable. Practically, as can be seen, it was real leggings ante [...]

Florence at the time of the Medici: the Tavern of the Snail

By |2018-05-17T22:41:20+00:00May 17th, 2018|Daily life Costume Company, Modern history|

An ancient image of Florence. In the era Medici, the most famous tavern in the city was to "Snail" The book by Jean-Lucas Dubreton Daily life in Florence at the time of the Medici, It is a precious mine of interesting information on the main aspects of the Florentine daily life in the moment of maximum splendor of the city, that as [...]