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.
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, la musa del Renacimiento fue considerada la mujer más hermosa de Florencia, Italia y quizás hasta del mundo gracias a su sutil e inocente belleza.
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Simonetta Vespucci muse of Botticelli
Sandro Botticelli painted the ‘Birth of Venus’ between 1484 to 1486. But the identity of the Venus is a mystery to this day. A young Italian woman by the name of Simonetta Cattaneo says he ancestor was the muse Botticelli painted in his masterpieces. » Subscribe to NBC News: http://nbcnews.to/SubscribeToNBC » Watch more NBC video: http://bit.ly/MoreNBCNews NBC News is a leading source of global news and information. Here you will find clips from NBC Nightly News, Meet The Press, and original digital videos. Subscribe to our channel for news stories, technology, politics, health, entertainment, science, business, and exclusive NBC investigations. Connect with NBC News Online! Visit NBCNews.Com: http://nbcnews.to/ReadNBC Find NBC News on Facebook: http://nbcnews.to/LikeNBC Follow NBC News on Twitter: http://nbcnews.to/FollowNBC Follow NBC News on Google+: http://nbcnews.to/PlusNBC Follow NBC News on Instagram: http://nbcnews.to/InstaNBC Follow NBC News on Pinterest: http://nbcnews.to/PinNBC After 500 Years, A Clue To Who Inspired Botticelli's ‘Birth Of Venus’ | NBC News
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.
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