Giancarlo Fiorenza

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The Renaissance conception ofApollo as lover focused on the god's unrequited passion for the nymph Daphne, a myth indelibly popularized by Ovid's Metamorphoses. In Italy, the narrative of Apollo giving chase to Daphne through the woods, and her subsequent transformation into a laurel tree, per­ meated Renaissance literature and the visual arts. For example,(More)
Giorgio Vasari's biography of the Florentine painter Piero di Cosimo ( 1462­ 1522) has left an indelible mark on art-historical scholarship. Who can re­ sist the image of an artist obsessed with fashioning himself as a melancholic genius, an artist who in his old age led a life of solitude, let his garden run wild, barely looked after his own appearance,(More)
Selling raw milk by automatic dispenser on the farm is a good way to increase income. The aim of the present research is to evaluate both the biosecurity of dairy farms in the Pisa province and the hygienic quality of raw milk. Two farms, chosen because of previously analyzed results carried out on animals and milk, were monitored for 9 months according to(More)
In 1528 Bernardo Cles, the Prince Bishop and future Cardinal of Trent, began construction on the Magno Palazzo, a lavish extension of the medieval Castello del Buonconsiglio. The development of the Magno Palazzo transformed the seat of the bishop of Trent into a modern Renaissance palace.1 The new building boasted such elabo­ rate spaces as a grand(More)
Around 1504, Marcantonio Raimondi produced an engraving of Giovanni Filoteo Achil­ lini ( 1466-1538), showing the Bolognese humanist and poet singing his verses and playing a stringed instrument as he sits next to a winding stream (PLATE 1). The print offers an ideal, lyrical image of Achillini, who would come to establish an academy in Bologna in 1511(More)
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