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antique sculpture in the Renaissance

antique sculpture in the Renaissance  

The rediscovery of classical sculpture and architectural remains exercised a profound influence on Renaissance artists. Artists such as Gentile da Fabriano, Pisanello, and Giuliano da Sangallo drew ...
Benvenuto Cellini

Benvenuto Cellini  

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(1500–71),Italian goldsmith and sculptor, the most renowned goldsmith of his day. His work is characterized by its elaborate virtuosity. His autobiography is famous for its racy style and its vivid ...
Bibliothèque Nationale

Bibliothèque Nationale  

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The national library of France, in Paris, which receives a copy of every book and periodical published in France.
Cerceau, Du, Family

Cerceau, Du, Family  

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Group of French architects and decorators founded by Jacques Androuet Du Cerceau the Elder (1510/12–c.1585), whose Les Trois Livres d'Architecture (The Three Books of Architecture—1559–72) was very ...
château

château  

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A castle or country house in France, particularly associated with the reign of Francis I and the region of the Loire.
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courts  

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Traditionally the power base of a prince and the refuge for courtiers, took on what is now judged their characteristic form during the later Middle Ages and the Renaissance. Stable ...
Diane de Poitiers

Diane de Poitiers  

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 (1499–1566) French royal mistressduring Henri II’s reign (1547–59), daughter of the comte de Saint-Vallier, himself a bibliophile. Her library remained with the Vendôme family at Anet until it was ...
Du Cerceau

Du Cerceau  

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A family of French architects and engineers. Jacques Androuet the Elder (c.1515–1585) was an architect, decorator, engraver, and publisher. During his life he was famous as an engraver with a ...
English architecture

English architecture  

English ecclesiastical architecture has long drawn on continental styles but articulated those styles in ways that are distinctly English. Norman architecture in England clearly shares many features ...
English garden

English garden  

Informal, asymmetrical, ‘natural’ type of landscape evolved in C18, associated with L. Brown, H. Repton, and others, and widely copied in Europe, where it was called jardinanglo-chinois because of ...
Etienne Dupérac

Etienne Dupérac  

(1525/35–1604),French architect and garden designer. He moved to Rome in 1550 and stayed for twenty years; the Italian form of his name was Stefano du Perac. His engravings of ...
Flemish Mannerism

Flemish Mannerism  

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North-European mutation and mélange of Flamboyant Gothic, High Renaissance Italian Mannerist, and French Renaissance Fontainebleau styles. It exploited cartouches, caryatides, grotesque ornament, ...
Fontainebleau

Fontainebleau   Reference library

The Grove Encyclopedia of Decorative Arts

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2006
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French centre of tapestry production. A temporary tapestry workshop was installed in the château of Fontainebleau by Francis I in

Fontainebleau

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World Encyclopedia

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2004
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Town in the Forest of Fontainebleau, Seine-et-Marne department, n France. It is famed for its 16th-century royal palace, commissioned by

Fontainebleau

Fontainebleau   Reference library

The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages

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2010
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Near *Paris, *hunting grounds for French royalty, with a *chapel established by Louis VII. It was the site

Fontainebleau

Fontainebleau   Reference library

The New Oxford Companion to Literature in French

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2005
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Château in the Île‐de‐France where in 1528 the mason‐architect Gilles Le Breton remodelled a fortified hunting‐lodge into a palace for

Fontainebleau School

Fontainebleau School  

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The art produced for Francis I's palace of Fontainebleau from the 1530s to the first decade of the 17th century. In painting it was characterized by elegant, elongated figures, often in mythological ...
Fontainebleau, Château de

Fontainebleau, Château de   Reference library

Patrick Taylor

The Oxford Companion to the Garden

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Fontainebleau, Seine-et-Marne, France, a royal dwelling since at least the 12th century. It was François I who established Fontainebleau as his chief residence in ...

Fontainebleau, Château de

Fontainebleau, Château de   Reference library

The Oxford Dictionary of the Renaissance

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2005
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A royal palace set in a forest 65 kilometres (40 miles) south-east of Paris. It was Francis I who in ...

Francesco Primaticcio

Francesco Primaticcio  

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(1504–70).Italian painter, draughtsman, stuccoist, and architect, who with Rosso Fiorentino and Cellini carried the Italian Mannerist style to France, where he was one of the leading artists of the ...

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