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Re: 3-fold "Lorenzo" ... game inventors ? Or what ...

... Phaeded wrote: And you have still not adequately addressed the fundamental problem of Florence's Archbishop Antoninus and St. Bernardino both actively and successfully preaching against gambling at the time of the Council. Well, please address it, I don't claim, that Antonius and St. Bernardino...

Re: 3-fold "Lorenzo" ... game inventors ? Or what ...

BTW: Here is how Eugenius celebrated the Council - via the bronze doors by Filarete on St. Peter's: http://saintpetersbasilica.org/Interior/DoorFilarete/DoorFilarete.htm Despite being done by a Florentine I don't see a hint of triumphal imagery that we find in the earliest trumps, but rather an over...

Re: 3-fold "Lorenzo" ... game inventors ? Or what ...

Huck, I think most of what I wrote is germane to your subject of Lorenzo and the creation of trionfi. I mention Lorenzo's tutor, Marsuppini, whom you dismiss out of hand for no apparent reason, and then propose Manetti without explaining the connection to Lorenzo other than he was yet one more human...

Re: 3-fold "Lorenzo" ... game inventors ? Or what ...

I question Manetti’s devotion to the cause at that point in time - in the year following Anghiari he was incensed by Cosimo’s assassination of Baldaccio (François Perrens, The History of Florence Under the Domination of the Medici , Volume 1, 1892: 54). Nevertheless, it’s very possible the form of t...

Re: Palazzo Strozzi exhibit, early Ren., 23 March-18 August

Looks like it was amazing! I imagine it was a bit like walking into a deck of cards? It must have been overwhelming? Robert, Certainly the highlight of my 6 days in Florence (was also in Bologna, Assisi [day trip to Rimini] and Rome) - and I must have hit 30+ museums there. I see you are in Oxford ...

Re: Palazzo Strozzi exhibit, early Ren., 23 March-18 August

The exhibit exceeded my expectations; visit it if you can. The book for the exhibit becomes available today via Amazon (way too heavy to buy and lug around in Florence - plus cheaper on-line): The Springtime of the Renaissance: Sculpture and the Arts in Florence 1400-60 by Beatrice Paolozzi Strozzi ...

Re: An important discovery by Andrea Vitali abiut the Bagat

While Vitalli does not address the PBM Bagatto, his essay can help illuminate that oldest one to have survived, but not in the terms Hurst has summarized: “[A]cknowledging the obvious: the Bagatto is a magician.” This places too much weight on the second of the three meanings outlined by Vitali: 'sm...

Re: An important discovery by Andrea Vitali abiut the Bagat

While Vitalli does not address the PBM Bagatto, his essay can help illuminate that oldest one to have survived, but not in the terms Hurst has summarized: “[A]cknowledging the obvious: the Bagatto is a magician.” This places too much weight on the second of the three meanings outlined by Vitali: 'sm...

Re: 3-fold "Lorenzo" ... game inventors ? Or what ...

Huck, One more humanist of the early Medici literati circle I should have mentioned as he was important to Lorenzo vecchio as his tutor (likely Cosimo’s as well) – the future chancellor Carlo Marusppini (I still lean towards Bruni as the one behind the original tarot program, the humanist chancellor...

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