Strozzi

Strozzi

(strôt`tsē), noble Florentine family. It grew rich through commerce and took an active part in the government of the city after the 13th cent. Later the Strozzi strongly opposed the Medici rule of Florence. Among the Strozzi, there were several eminent soldiers, scholars, and men of letters. At an early date the family divided into several branches. Palla Strozzi, c.1373–1462, a politician and ardent humanist, furthered Greek studies in Florence and Padua. Filippo Strozzi, 1428–91, was banished by the Medici, gained wealth and influence in Naples, and after his return to Florence began to build the celebrated Strozzi Palace. His son Filippo Strozzi, 1489–1538, married a granddaughter of Lorenzo de' Medici; he was first friendly to the Medici, then became a staunch opponent. He led Florentine exiles against Cosimo I de' Medici, was captured, and died in prison. His son Leone Strozzi, 1515–54, first entered the Order of Malta and later became an admiral in the French service. He distinguished himself in wars against Spain and England. Another son of Filippo, Piero Strozzi, d. 1558, a violent enemy of the Medici, fought for the French in the Italian Wars and was made a marshal of France. He took part in the French siege of Calais (1557). Filippo Strozzi, 1541–82, was also in the French service. He was captured and killed by the Spanish in a naval battle off the Azores.
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I didn't anticipate much from 'Divine Beauty from Van Gogh to Chagall and Fontana' (until 24 January 2016) at Palazzo Strozzi, partly because the show has been so heavily marketed around Florence with one of its more crowd-pleasing images--Van Gogh's Pieta (after Delacroix)--and partly in view of its title, which takes such a brazen three-dart approach to scoring a blockbuster.
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A year ago the Palazzo Strozzi mounted a remarkable exhibition entitled 'The Springtime of the Renaissance: Art and Sculpture in Florence 1401-1460'.
Graduate students will give a free concert of early music that focuses on improvisational practices for the baroque repertoire - looking at pieces by Giovanni Battista Riccio, Rognioni, Strozzi, Caldara and George Frideric Handel - as well as variations on a country dance tune.
For ten-plus years, UK-based consultant, facilitator, and coach Hamill has worked with embodied leadership, an approach developed by the Strozzi Institute in Northern California some 25 years ago.
Prince Girolamo Strozzi, who handed Blair the keys to his 1,300-acre Fattoria di Cusona for family holidays on several occaions, is mired in allegations that he misused public money to subsidise two of his newspapers.
The Strozzi Estate is reaped in history with roots dating back more than 1,000 years, and while the winemaker doesn't list the age of the vines in Principe Strozzi Chianti 2011, Italy (PS8.
He added: "My guess is that it's Bernardo Strozzi, a much later 17th century Genoese painter who imitated a couple of Caravaggio compositions.
We think this is a very small number," says Tazio Strozzi, a physicist with the remote-sensing company GAMMA in Gumligen, Switzerland.
Le lettere di Camilla Pisana, cortigiana attiva a Firenze intorno al 1515, all'amante Filippo Strozzi (1488-1538), ma soprattutto quelle a Francesco Del Nero (1487-1563), di quest'ultimo amico e stretto collaboratore e pertanto elevato da Camilla a proprio confidente, delineano una diversa tipologia di reazione al potere illimitato che il benefattore di una prostituta d'alto bordo si sentiva in diritto di esercitare.
Another speaker at the conference was James Bradburne, director of the Palazzo Strozzi in Florence, Italy, an innovative art museum located just a few metres away from Michelangelo's David.
The 'Angry Young Men: the Birth of Modernity' package celebrates a new exhibit, 'Picasso, Miro, Dali, Angry Young Men: the Birth of Modernity', at the Palazzo Strozzi in Florence.