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Taddeo Zuccaro

(1529—1566)

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academies

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Are societies or institutions for the cultivation and promotion of literature, the arts or science, or of some particular branch of science such as medicine, for example, the Académie de ...

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Bartolomé Carducho

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(b Florence, c.1560; d Madrid, 1608) and

(b Florence, c.1576; d Madrid, 1638).

Spanish painters, brothers, of Florentine birth (they were originally called Bartolommeo and...

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Bartolommeo Passarotti

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(bapt. Bologna, 28 June 1529; d Bologna, 3 June 1592).

Italian painter. After spending much of his early career in Rome (c.1551–c.1565) he settled in his native Bologna, where he...

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disegno

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(Italian, ‘design or drawing’)

In Italian Renaissance theory disegno referred to the total concept or design of a work of art. Some Mannerist theorists wrote of the disegno internonull...

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Escorial

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A monastery and palace in central Spain, near Madrid, built in the late 16th century by Philip II, and encompassing the royal mausoleum.

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Farnese Bull

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Ancient marble sculpture group (probably a Roman copy of a Greek original of c.150 bc), once part of the Farnese collection and now in the Archaeological Museum in Naples. The subject,...

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Farnese, villa

Overview page. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700).

In 1556 Cardinal Alessandro Farnese (1520–89), patron of Bembo and Vasari, commissioned Giacomo Vignola to build a villa at Caprarola, 55 kilometres (35 miles) north of Rome; the building...

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Federico Barocci

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(b Urbino, ?1535; d Urbino, 30 Sept. 1612).

Italian painter and draughtsman, generally considered the greatest and most individual artist of his time in central Italy. Apart from...

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Federico Zuccaro

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(1543–1609),

Italian painter. Zuccaro was active in England in 1573–4, where he painted Elizabeth and a number of her courtiers: the fact that Shakespeare was a child at the time...

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istoriato

Overview page. Subjects: Art — Early Modern History (1500 to 1700).

A style of decoration on Italian maiolica pottery, in which a painted scene, usually of a mythical, historical, or biblical subject, covers the entire surface. In the 16th century Urbino...

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