Lorenzo de' Medici,  aka Lorenzo the Magnificent, his full name was Lorenzo di Piero de' Medici (1449-1492). He was the eldest son of Piero di Cosimo de' Medici and Lucrezia Tornabuoni.   He was a diplomat, politician and patron of scholars, artists, and poets.  He is buried in the Medici Chapel in Florence.  Portrait by Agnolo Bronzino.

Lorenzo de' Medici, Lorenzo the Magnificent, de facto ruler of Florentine Republic during Italian Renaissance, Golden Age of Florence. Sponsored artists Botticelli and Michelangelo.

Palazzo Medici. Built as a home for Cosimo de Medici and his  successor Lorenzo de Medici.  It was also the home of young Catherine de Medici.  Florence, ITALY.

Built as a home for Cosimo de Medici and his successor Lorenzo de Medici. It was also the home of young Catherine de Medici, queen of France. They sponsored Michelangelo, Botticelli and other famous artists.

This is Lorenzo de Medici.  The Medici family was an influential and very powerful family who paid for the Italian Renaissance.  They were the Catholic Church's first bank, were patrons to many artists, and liked political power.

Andrea del Verrocchio, Lorenzo de Medici 1480 Painted terracotta National Gallery of Art, Washington

The Medicis: money, myth and mystery

The Medicis: money, myth and mystery

Lorenzo de Medici - Florentine Patron of the Arts. Patronized artists such as including Leonardo da Vinci, Sandro Botticelli, and Michelangelo Buonarroti.

Lorenzo de’ Medici (x1948-761) | Princeton University Art Museum

Lorenzo de’ Medici (x1948-761) | Princeton University Art Museum

Montblanc - Lorenzo De Medici - 1992 Edition: 4,810 Pens Type: Fountain Pen

Montblanc - Lorenzo De Medici - 1992 Edition: 4,810 Pens Type: Fountain Pen

Lorenzo de' Medici: did he single-handedly bring about the Renaissance?

VASARI, Giorgio Portrait of Lorenzo the Magnificent - Oil on wood, 90 x 72 cm Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence

Lorenzo de' Medici - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Lorenzo de Medici was the Bill Gates or Henry Fords of the Italian Renaissance. His family was on the wealthiest bankng families and they loaned money to popes and royalty.

Chapel of the Magi  Florence, Italy  The three sisters of Lorenzo de Medici    The Chapel of the Magi occupies an important place in the Medici Palace which Cosimo the Elder built, starting in about 1444, in accordance to the architectural design by Michelozzo di Bartolomeo.

The three sisters of Lorenzo, dressed like men (Cappella dei Magi, le tre sorelle di Lorenzo) ~ Benozzo Gozzoli, Chapel of the Palazzo Medici-Ricardi, Firenze. Nannina is considered the woman on the left. Balthazar section

Catherine de' Medici has been called the most powerful woman in sixteenth-century Europe. She and other members of her family were often very controversial and ruthless. (Photo: Wikipedia Commons)

1556 Catherine de Medici possibly by Agnolo Bronzino The dress is of black velvet, entirely covered with a trellis-work of pearls, with sapphires in gold mounts set at the intersections;

#Primavera #Botticelli, (March 1, 1445 – May 17, 1510) was an Italian painter. He went to the Florentine school during the Early Renaissance (Quattrocento). Less than a hundred years later, Giorgio Vasari saw this movement as a "golden age". The patron of the movement was Lorenzo de' Medici. Giorgio #Vasari expressed this thought at the head of his Vita of Botticelli.

#Primavera #Botticelli, (March 1, 1445 – May 17, 1510) was an Italian painter. He went to the Florentine school during the Early Renaissance (Quattrocento). Less than a hundred years later, Giorgio Vasari saw this movement as a "golden age". The patron of the movement was Lorenzo de' Medici. Giorgio #Vasari expressed this thought at the head of his Vita of Botticelli.

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