Baldassare Castiglione


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Castiglione, Baldassare

 

Born Dec. 6, 1478, in Casatico, near Mantua; died Feb. 2, 1529, in Toledo, Spain. Italian writer.

Castiglione’s best-known work is The Courtier (books 1–4, 1528), a treatise in dialogue form. In the spirit of late humanism, Castiglione enumerated the qualities of the ideal courtier, or, in a broader sense, of the well-brought-up, broadly educated man with a developed personality. This ideal was current throughout Europe in the 16th and early 17th centuries and was reflected in literature.

WORKS

Opère, a cura di C Cordie.Milan-Naples [1960].
In Russian translation:
“Iz ‘Knigi o pridvornom.’ “In Khrestomatiia po zarubezhnoi literature. Epokha Vozrozhdeniia, vol. 1. Compiled by B. I. Purishev. Moscow, 1959.

REFERENCES

De Sanctis, F. Istoriia itaVianskoi literatury, vol. 2. Moscow, 1964.Rossi, M. B. Castiglione. Bari, 1946.
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Two Renaissance Friends: Baldassare Castiglione, Domizio Falcone, and Their Neo-Latin Poetry.
In the first two chapters of the monograph, Giusti examines the meanings and uses of the term courtesan in legal, archival, and personal documents, including travel diaries and epistolary exchanges, as well as in literary representations in the writings of Baldassare Castiglione, Pietro Aretino, and Matteo Bandello, and further exposes how the ambiguity of the term has persisted in recent scholarly interpretations of these documents.
Letters" (27-38) is the "literary chapter" in which Giusti examines works by Baldassare Castiglione, Pietro Aretino, and Matteo Bandello to demonstrate how these writers "mirrored and supported the amphibology of the term courtesan, and the need for its framing" (14).
16 (Top Billing, Contenders) Coined by Italian Renaissance author Baldassare Castiglione, it is the practice of a certain nonchalance "to conceal all art, and make whatever is done or said appear to be without effort.
Ainda no terceiro capitulo, deparamo-nos com um estudo dos tratados de civilidade de Baldassare Castiglione e Giovanni Della Casa, sendo que o primeiro chega a nomear um procedimento que faz largo uso da dissimulacao, a saber, a sprezzatura, que "opera pela dissimulacao ao esconder a arte e demonstrar facilidade no fazer e dizer" (MISSIO 2012, p.
But the skills of the artist are many, and Duncan's personal search through history took him, as well, to the Renaissance, notably to Baldassare Castiglione, the humanist author of The Courtier and subject of Raphael's famous portrait.
The artist's creative process and the role of his principal studio assistants are examined through 40 paintings, including Portrait of Baldassare Castiglione (1519), and some 30 drawings on loan from the Louvre.
J]estes and merrie conceites are rather a gift, and a grace of nature, than of arte," Baldassare Castiglione remarks in The Book of the Courtier (1528): "Yet are there many notwithstanding both of this nation and other also, that in too much babling passe sometime their boundes and were unsavery and fond, because they have no respect to the condition of the person they commune withal, to the place where they bee, to the time, to the great gravitie and modesty which they ought to have in themselves.
In her discussion of conversation, Horodowich leans on three works: the Courtier (1528) by Baldassare Castiglione (1478-1529), the Galateo (1558) by Giovanni della Casa (1503-56), and the Civile Conversazione (1574) by Stefano Guazzo (1530-93), to argue that comportment manuals presented a confusedly mixed message: conversation was both necessary and salutary, yet also presented potential dangers.
Wyatt constructs the Italian image of England and sketches the contacts via the accounts of ambassadors, humanists, artists, and church officials, including Andrea Trevisan (absent from the book' s index), Enea Silvio Piccolomini, Titus Livius, Pietro Carmeliano, Baldassare Castiglione, Polidoro Virgilio, Guido Mazzoni, Pietro Torrigiano, Pietro Griffi, and Andrea della Rena.
To this end he makes repeated references also to the treatises of Leon Battista Alberti (On the Art of Building in Ten Books) and Baldassare Castiglione (The Book of the Courtier), classical Italian manuals dealing, respectively, with urban geography and courtly behavior.