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Re: Strength

For another take on “watery” Fortuna from the Venetian school, please find Bellini’s Fortuna (ca. 1490). An interesting aspect of this piece is the fortress situated at background upon a circular rise or island, which is reminiscent of Boethius’ “inner fortress” as the “center of mankind and of the...

Re: Sons of Antonio di Dino

Another problem is understanding the Latin, which seems to invert the Italian, unless I got the subjects and objects of the verbs mixed up in one language or the other. I don't know Latin at all, I just ran it through Google. Anyway, one of them wrote the other a prophecy in verse, and the other wr...

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