Michelangelo and Leonardo did not they endured Each Other?

By |2019-07-06T00:45:56+00:00July 6th, 2019|Anecdotes and curiosities, Events Characters Politics, Modern history|

Portraits of Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo Buonarroti were two absolute geniuses of the Renaissance, but it seems that between Michelangelo and Leonardo did not run bad blood (also see http://www.pilloledistoria.it/12109/storia-moderna/michelangelo-lorenzo-il-magnifico). According to what stated by Giorgio Vasari's Lives of the 'Most Excellent Painters, sculptors and architects fact, the two artists were mutually [...]

second Course: such were the favorites in the Renaissance?

By |2019-06-11T12:03:49+00:00June 11th, 2019|Daily life Costume Company, Modern history|

Renaissance Meal. The main courses were mostly meat What were the second most frequent dishes and loved the Renaissance? This era was characterized by the profound changes that riguardarono, also, the culinary field. The food was varied and innovative Renaissance, very different from that of previous centuries. The discovery of the New [...]

Sugar: Obsession of the Renaissance Italian Kitchen

By |2019-06-10T08:50:38+00:00June 10th, 2019|Daily life Costume Company, Modern history|

Food in the Renaissance cuisine Sugar was the Renaissance Italian cooking a real obsession. Practically, it was added to any dish. From appetizers to desserts, through the first, the seconds and contours, there was no dish that foresaw a generous sprinkling. In reality, there were many [...]

Bowls Filled Water on Renaissance Tables: What they were needed to?

By |2019-06-01T05:37:56+00:00June 1st, 2019|Daily life Costume Company, Modern history|

Some typical furnishings of a Renaissance feast. There were also bowls to wash your hands if you happen to see paintings depicting the great and typical Renaissance banquets, you have certainly noticed the presence of bowls. No meals, but just filled with water bowls. Well, have you ever wondered what they were? A [...]

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 (http://www.pilloledistoria.it/9110/cinema-tv-spettacolo/tv-arrivano-medici-signori-firenze), 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 http://www.pilloledistoria.it/3435/storia-moderna/luso-veleno-nel-rinascimento). [...]