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Can Italy build another Renaissance?

Can Italy build another Renaissance? | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

What would it take to create an environment for new da Vincis, Galileos, Michelangelos and Machiavellis to thrive in modern-day Italy? But what were the essential ingredients of that famous era of art and innovation? And can Italy recreate its winning recipe today?

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It's Leonardo da Vinci's Birthday: Here Are 15 Quotes From The Renaissance Man

It's Leonardo da Vinci's Birthday: Here Are 15 Quotes From The Renaissance Man | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

It is sometimes related that, while the young Leonardo da Vinci was an apprentice to Florentine painter Andrea del Verrocchio, the two collaborated on a painting. But when Verrocchio saw the beautiful angel that da Vinci had depicted holding the robes of Christ, he put down his brush and never painted again. To celebrate the life of da Vinci – painter, sculptor, musician, architect, writer, botanist, inventor, engineer, and anatomist par excellence - here are 15 quotes from the Renaissance man himself.

1. Progress: “Poor is the pupil that does not surpass his master.”
2. Mental waste: “Iron rusts from disuse; stagnant water loses its purity and in cold weather becomes frozen; even so does inaction sap the vigor of the mind.”
5. Modern art? “Many are they who have a taste and love for drawing, but no talent; and this will be discernible in boys who are not diligent and never finish their drawings with shading.”
7. Truth endures: “Truth at last cannot be hidden. Dissimulation is of no avail. Dissimulation is to no purpose before so great a judge. Falsehood puts on a mask. Nothing is hidden under the sun.” 
9. Be reasonable: “The senses are of the earth; Reason, stands apart in contemplation.”
11. The fallacy of opinion: “The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.” 
12. Keep your eyes on the road: “He who walks straight rarely falls.”
13. Humility: “We see the most striking example of humility in the lamb which will submit to any animal; and when they are given for food to imprisoned lions they are as gentle to them as to their own mother, so that very often it has been seen that the lions forbear to kill them.”

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Mystery of the cockatoo in a 15th century Italian painting

Mystery of the cockatoo in a 15th century Italian painting | Italia Mia | Scoop.it
The appearance of a cockatoo in a 15th century Italian Renaissance painting has led historians to reconsider what they know of early trading routes to Europe.
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Legendary Italian Warrior Exhumed

Legendary Italian Warrior Exhumed | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

Italian researchers have exhumed the tomb of Giovanni de' Medici, one of the most celebrated condottieri (mercenary soldiers) of the Renaissance, in a bid to understand the life and death of the charismatic 16th century army commander.

Also known as "Giovanni dalle Bande Nere" for the black bands of mourning he wore after the death of Pope Leo X, this member of one of the lesser branches of the wealthy Florentine Medici family is buried in the Medici Chapels in Flo rence with his wife, Maria Salviati.

The couple married in 1516, when she was 17 and he was 18. The marriage produced only one child: Cosimo I, who reigned as the first Grand Duke of Tuscany, creating the Uffizi and the magnificent Boboli Gardens as well as finishing the Pitti Palace.

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On Monday, "a large rock that covered the burial chamber of the family was raised to reveal two zinc boxes with the bones of the married couple,” Florence's superintendency said.

Led by Gino Fornaciari, professor of forensic anthropology and director of the pathology Museum at the University of Pisa, the research consists of a "thorough analysis" which includes medical, paleopathological and anthropological investigations of the remains.

"We aim to better understand the cause of death and the kind of surgery carried on the Medici warrior," the superintendency said.

Although he had acquired a reputation for invincibility, Giovanni of the Black Bands (1498-1526) died at only 28 after being hit by a cannon ball in a battle in Lombardy on Nov. 25, 1526. He was fighting the Imperialist troops marching to the sack of Rome.

As the ball crashed the right leg above the knee, the condottiero was taken to the palace of marquis Luigi Alessandro Gonzaga in Mantua. Gangrene soon set in, and Gonzaga's surgeon Maestro Abramo decided to intervene by partly amputating the leg.

According to a report by the poet Pietro Aretino, Giovanni's close friend and eyewitness to the event, 10 men were summoned to hold down the warrior during the surgery.

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