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Abraham Bosse

Abraham Bosse  

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(b Tours, 1602/4; d Paris, 14 Feb. 1676).French printmaker and writer on art. His large output (more than 1,500 prints in etching and engraving) provides a rich source of documentation on ...
Académie Française

Académie Française  

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A French literary academy with a constant membership of forty, responsible for the standard form of the French language and for compiling and revising a definitive dictionary of the French language. ...
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Encyclopedia of the Enlightenment

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This entry contains six subentries, dealing with academies in Great Britain, France, Germany, Russia, Italy,

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The Oxford Companion to Medicine (3 ed.)

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2006
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are societies or institutions for the cultivation and promotion of literature, the arts or science, or of some particular branch

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The Oxford Companion to Italian Literature

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in the post-classical sense began in the 15th c. as another aspect of the humanists' discovery of the Graeco-Roman

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Renaissance

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The learned societies of Renaissance Europe adopted the term ‘academy’ in imitation of the Academy established by Plato, whose school was named after Academus, the mythical hero who was ... More
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The Oxford Dictionary of Art (3 ed.)

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2004
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An association of artists, scholars, etc. that aims to maintain professional standards and to promote the affairs of its members.

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A careful painting or drawing (usually about half life-size) from the nude human figure made as an exercise, typically in an art school or academy. The figure is usually depicted in a heroic pose, ...
Accademia delle Arti del Disegno

Accademia delle Arti del Disegno  

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As Grand Duke of Florence, Cosimo I de' Medici saw the potential use of art for politics, and gave his official approval to the proposal for an academy to provide ...
Accademia d'Italia, Reale

Accademia d'Italia, Reale  

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Founded in 1926, the Accademia d'Italia (as it was usually termed) was one of the principal initiatives taken by Fascism in the field of culture. Located in Rome, its purpose ...
Accademia Pontaniana

Accademia Pontaniana  

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Originally an informal meeting of intellectuals and civil servants in the Naples of King Alfonso I of Aragon, organized by Panormita in the 1440s. The formal title of Accademia Pontaniana ...
Accademia Romana

Accademia Romana  

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Under the leadership of Giulio Pomponio Leto, a group of humanists living in Rome and mostly connected to the papal curia held informal discussions of classical literature, went on archaeological ...
Adriaen van der Werff

Adriaen van der Werff  

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(b Kralingen, nr. Rotterdam, 21 Jan. 1659; d Rotterdam, 12 Nov. 1722).Dutch painter of religious and mythological scenes and portraits, active mainly in Rotterdam. He combined the precise finish ...
Agnolo Bronzino

Agnolo Bronzino  

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(b Monticelli, nr. Florence, 17 Nov. 1503; d Florence, 23 Nov. 1572).Florentine Mannerist painter, the pupil of Pontormo, who virtually adopted him as a son and introduced his portrait as a child ...
Alessandro Adimari

Alessandro Adimari  

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(1579–1649).Florentine patrician who studied classical literature, was secretary of the Accademia Fiorentina [see Academies], and held minor government offices. In his verse he practised both ...
Alessandro Verri

Alessandro Verri  

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(1741–1816).One of the editors of the journal Il Caffè founded by his younger brother, Pietro Verri, and an active figure in the Lombard Enlightenment. From a noble Milanese family ...
Angelica Kauffmann

Angelica Kauffmann  

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(b Chur, 30 Oct. 1741; d Rome, 5 Nov. 1807).Swiss painter, active mainly in Italy and England. From an early age she travelled with her father, the painter Joseph ...
Angelo Ingegneri

Angelo Ingegneri  

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(1550–1613)Italian poet and dramatist who led a peripatetic life at a variety of Italian courts. He was a member of the Olympian Academy in Vicenza, for whom he directed ...
Annibale Caro

Annibale Caro  

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(1507–66).Writer, translator, critic, and academician. Born and educated in Civitanova Marche, he moved to Florence in 1525 as tutor to Lorenzo Lenzi, curtailing his own studies but coming into ...
Antoine Le Nain

Antoine Le Nain  

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(b ?Laon, ?c.1600; d Paris, 25 May 1648),(b ?Laon, ?c.1600; d Paris, 23 May 1648), and(b ?Laon, c.1607; d Paris, 20 Apr. 1677).French painters, brothers, who came from Laon but had all moved to Paris ...

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