http://esprituycuerpo.blogspot.com.es/2012/09/la-bella-simonetta-vespucci-arte-y.html Con una bellísima música del Renacimiento, pueden contemplarse múltiples imágenes de cuadros en que Botticelli y otros pintores de la época, reflejaron su ideal de belleza femenina con el recuerdo de la inolvidable Simonetta Vespucci. Arriba figura un enlace a un interesante texto sobre Simonetta Vespucci y Sandro Botticelli.
Simonetta Vespucci, the most beautiful girl ever (in Botticelli's opinion) with portraits by: Sandro Botticelli - Domenico Ghirlandaio - Ludovico Brea Filippo Lippi - Piero di Cosimo MUSIC: Cryptic Sorrow - Atlantean Twilight Kevin MacLeod (testo in it.) Sotto il governo di Lorenzo il Magnifico, Firenze era all'apice della sua gloria. In quegli anni una nobile fanciulla, Simonetta Cattaneo, si trasferì da Genova a Firenze per sposare Marco Vespucci, giovane e facoltoso banchiere. Diventata così Simonetta Vespucci, incantò tutta Firenze per i suoi 16 anni e la sua straordinaria bellezza. Poeti e pittori ne tessevano continuamente le lodi. Ben presto Giuliano de' Medici, il potente e sofisticato fratello di Lorenzo de'Medici, impazzì per lei. Rischiò la vita partecipando a un pericoloso torneo unicamente per vincere un suo ritratto, dipinto dal Botticelli. Si dice che questo gesto romantico e cavalleresco gli abbia aperto il cuore della giovane donna. Simonetta divenne la musa del Botticelli. Dopo la sua scomparsa -avvenuta ad appena 23 anni- il pittore continuò a dipingerla in innumerevoli opere, come se volesse resuscitarla con il suo pennello. Quando morì, Botticelli volle essere sepolto ai piedi della sua musa. Erano passati 34 lunghi anni dalla morte di lei, ma la sua ossessione ardeva più che mai. Chi un dolce amor condanna, Vegga la mia nemica; L’ascolti e poi mi dica Se è debolezza amor. Quando da sì bel fonte Derivano gli affetti, Vi son gli eroi soggetti, Amano i numi ancor. Chi un dolce amor condanna, Vegga la mia nemica; L’ascolti e poi mi dica Se è debolezza amor. (Metastasio) I try to translate it literally: He who condemns a sweet love, look at my enemy; listen to her and then tell me if love is weakness. When affections derive from a so beautiful source, heroes are subject to them, gods are in love too. He who etc.
"My soul knew yours long before we met..."
Simonetta Cattaneo de Vespucci (1453 – 26 April 1476), nicknamed la bella Simonetta,was an Italian noblewoman from Genoa, the wife of Marco Vespucci and the cousin-in-law of Amerigo Vespucci, Italian explorer, navigator & cartographer. Simonetta was Botticelli’s muse and Italy’s 15th century Florentine “super model”. Simonetta Vespucci has had on shaping the Renaissance. She was born in a village near Genoa, some believe Porto Venere (Venus Harbour, where it is said that the Goddess Venus stepped from the sea). She was married at the age of 15 and died at 22, her short but sweet life inspired one of the greatest artists of Renaissance and the wealthiest men in the world. She arrived in Florence, the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance, as a fifteen-year old bride, her husband Marco Vespucci was a noble man and had close ties to the Medici’s. In a few short years Simonetta Cattaneo de Vespucci would catapult to fame as the most beautiful woman in Italy, beloved of an entire city. In 1469, the city of Florence was entering its golden age of power and influence. Young Lorenzo de Medici and his brother Giuliano had just taken control of the Medici house upon the death of their father Piero. Although the Medici’s did not openly rule in the city, everyone knew to whom the government of Florence answered. Lorenzo de Medici enjoyed power and banking and used his great wealth to surround himself with the finest painters, sculptors, poets, philosophers, and intellectuals of his day, among them, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, and Botticelli. These most prominent Renaissance men got together and created a canon of beauty. They decided the rules of what makes the perfect woman. They believed that such a woman didn’t exist outside art, poetry or their wildest imaginations, until Simonetta arrived in Florence. The prolific artist, Sandro Botticelli, whose masterpieces include The Birth of Venus and Primavera, studied art alongside Leonardo da Vinci in the studio of Andrea del Verrocchio during the 1460s. Botticelli was on his way to becoming a well-known artist, but had not yet met his muse, that is, until Marco Vespucci and his pretty new wife, Simonetta moved next door. Botticelli fell hopelessly in love with Simonetta, who often posed for him in the nude. Certainly she was Botticelli’s Venus; her long, swan-like neck, straight aristocratic nose, flowing golden hair and curvy figure, were the model on which many of his masterpieces were based. In La Bella Simonetta, Botticelli had met his muse. He painted Simonetta over and over again, even years after her death. Botticelli wasn’t the only artist to paint Simonetta, she sat for Piero de Cosimo and others. She became the Renaissance equivalent of Marilyn Monroe and though she was married, besotted noblemen lavished her with gifts and parties, poets and musicians wrote about her and for her; Artists competed for her time as a model. She enchanted all of Florence, perhaps all of Italy, with her loveliness and vibrancy. 〰〰〰〰〰〰〰〰〰〰〰〰〰〰〰〰〰〰〰〰〰〰〰〰〰〰〰 🦉 Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AncientEurope 🌌 Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/facesofancienteurope/albums 〰〰〰〰〰〰〰〰〰〰〰〰〰〰〰〰〰〰〰〰〰〰〰〰〰〰〰
Simonetta Vespucci muse of Botticelli
Botticelli, La Primavera (Spring), 1481-1482, tempera on panel, 80 x 123 1/2" (203 x 314), Uffizi, Florence Speakers: Dr. Beth Harris and Dr. Steven Zucker http://khan.smarthistory.org/botticelli-primavera.html. Created by Beth Harris and Steven Zucker.
"Botticelli is one of the most famous artists during the Italian Renaissance. He was very well know for the portrayal of the female figure and his ability to incorporate femininity as a symbol of life itself and/or nature illustrated by the changes of seasons." http://www.freeessays.cc/db/6/ame41.shtml Simonetta Vespucci: a Renaissance muse? http://www.3pipe.net/2010/04/simonetta-vespucci-real-life-muse-of.html Thanks to Tom Schultz for the music: "The Fall of the Priestess" - Gurdjieff/de Hartmann, Music for the Classical Guitar, arranged by Tom Schultz All Rights Reserved, copyright Tom Schultz, 2012, international copyright secured https://soundcloud.com/tom-schultz-2
http://www.tanmarket.com - Largest UK exhibition of Botticelli works 3 March 2016. Botticelli Reimagined: The largest exhibition of Botticelli paintings and drawings ever held in the UK goes on display at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. SHOWS: LONDON, ENGLAND, UK (MARCH 02, 2016) (REUTERS-ACCESS ALL) 1. SANDRO BOTTICELLI'S VENUS 1490s, TURIN 2. SANDRO BOTTICELLI'S VENUS 1490s, TURIN AND BERLIN 3. SANDRO BOTTICELLI'S VENUS 1490s, BERLIN 4. VARIOUS SANDRO BOTTICELLI's , PALLAS AND THE CENTAUR 5. (SOUNDBITE), (English), V&A SENIOR CURATOR OF PAINTINGS, MARK EVANS, SAYING: "Botticelli was one of the preferred painters of the Medici, for whom he created mythological pictures such as of course 'The Birth of Venus' in Uffizi, and also these independent figures of Venus, one from Turin here and one from Berlin in fact where they are today. He also painted many religious pictures, all sorts of images. And because he worked for the Pope in the Sistine Chapel, long before Michael Angelo painted the vault, he through those commissions obtained national celebrity if you like in Italy." 6. WOMAN LOOKING AT PORTRAIT OF SANDRO BOTTICELLI'S, GIULIANO DE'MEDICI 7. PORTRAIT OF GIULIANO DE'MEDICI 8. VARIOUS CHRIST THE REDEEMER L-R (ABOUT 1495-1505), (ABOUT 1500), (ABOUT 1490-1500) 9. THE VIRGIN AND CHILD WITH TWO ANGELS (ABOUT 1490) 10. (SOUNDBITE), (English), V&A SENIOR CURATOR OF PAINTINGS, MARK EVANS, SAYING: "Botticelli fell, sank from sight for nearly three hundred years. In the early 19th Century he was rediscovered. The pre-raphaelites of course fetishised him." 11. SANDRO BOTTICELLI'S IDEAL PORTRAIT OF A LADY ('SIMONETTA VESPUCCI') 12. VIRGIN AND CHILD WITH A GOLD FINCH, SANDRO BOTTICELLI, MADONNA DEL MARE, SANDRO BOTTICELLI, MADONNA DELL'EUCARESTIA 13. (SOUNDBITE), (English), V&A SENIOR CURATOR OF PAINTINGS, MARK EVANS, SAYING: "In the era of um, abstraction, Botticelli again receded into the shadows, but with Pop Art he came out fighting and of course he's now one of the most celebrated global phenomenon in art." "Er history is written by the winners, and the abstracts, people like Mark Rothko and Pollock, they won the battle if you like, er in the 40's and 50's and it was only with painters like er Andy Warhol that figurative art came back." 21. ANDY WARHOL, DETAILS OF RENAISSANCE PAINTINGS, 1984 22. WIDE SHOT OF REBIRTH OF VENUS BY DAVID LACHAPELLE, WARHOL DETAILS OF RENAISSANCE PAINTINGS AND DOLCE AND GABBANA VENUS DRESS. 23. DOLCE AND GABBANA VENUS DRESS 24. VARIOUS REBIRTH OF VENUS BY DAVID LACHAPELLE 25. (SOUNDBITE), (English), V&A SENIOR CURATOR OF PAINTINGS, MARK EVANS, SAYING: "Many artists have painted what I think you can call citational art, that uses famous past images as a starting point and we see this of course in the first rooms of the exhibition where artists from far afield as Japan and Brazil use Botticelli's imagery to tell stories very much of their own." 26. WIDE OF EXHIBITION WITH WARHOL IN FOREGROUND 27. EVELYN DE MORGAN, CADMUS AND HARMONIA STORY: The largest exhibition of Botticelli paintings and drawing ever held in the UK, has gone on display at the V&A Museum in London. One of the greatest artists of all time Botticelli was born in Florence, Italy and lived from 1445-1510. 'Botticelli Reimagined' covers 500 years of art history and features over 50 works by the Renaissance master Sandro Botticelli. Botticelli was largely forgotten for over 300 years until the early 19th century when his work was rediscovered. Mark Evans, Senior Curator of Paintings at the V&A Museum says he became popular again in the Pop Art era: "History is written by the winners, and the abstracts, people like Mark Rothko and Pollock, they won the battle if you like in the 40's and 50's and it was only with painters like Andy Warhol that figurative art came back," he told Reuters. "With Pop Art he came out fighting and of course he's now one of the most celebrated global phenomenon in art," Evans added. The show which is divided into three sections 'Global, Modern, Contemporary', 'Rediscovery' and 'Botticelli in his Own Time' explores the artistic legacy of Botticelli. Interpretations from artists including Dante Gabriel Rosseti, William Morris, Andy Warhol and David LaChapelle feature mix of painting, fashion, film, sculpture and print and are among the highlights of the show. Botticelli Reimagined runs at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London until 3 July 2016.
This episode is all about Italian renaissance beauty Simonetta Vespucci, who stole many an influential man's heart before her untimely death. I'm going to show you how to recreate her look! My blog: http://www.loepsie.com My vlog channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/LoepsiesLife Follow me on twitter: http://twitter.com/Loepsie Follow me on Instagram: http://instagram.com/Loepsies Like my Facebook page: http://facebook.com/LoepsieOfficial