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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This exhibition, mounted at the Palazzo Strozzi in Florence 500 years after Leonardo's death, seeks to redress the imbalance and, despite a title maintaining the status quo, it succeeds in identifying Verrocchio as the single most influential artist in Florence in the second half of the 15th century.
The Virgin with the Laughing Child is the miraculous exception, according to the curators of the exhibition Verrocchio: Master of Leonardo, at Palazzo Strozzi, where it has just gone on display in Rome.
Titled Venezia nel Oriente e Cipro, the music event will be staged by the internationally acclaimed Greek ensemble of early music Ex Silentio, aspiring to take the public on a journey to La Serenissima, with sounds of secular music from Renaissance Venice, including works by Willaert, Lasso and Strozzi.
Durante las ultimas dos decadas, se ha generalizado el uso de tres metodologias: (i) Los metodos de sensibilidad parametrica (Varma et al., 1999, Ojeda et al., 2014, Gaviria et al., 2016; Obertopp et al., 1999; Froment et al., 2011; Lu et al., 2005;); (ii) Los metodos de divergencia, basados en la teoria del caos (Strozzi y Zaldivar, 1994; Strozzi et al., 1994; Alos et al., 1996) y (iii) Los metodos de la extension de trayectorias (Bosch et al., 2004).
The sudden appearance of Jennifer Higdon's name, while satisfying, was unexpected to the point of startling after no mention of Hildegard von Bingen, Barbara Strozzi or any number of equally prominent contemporary female composers.
In this anonymous fifteenth-century letter from a box of miscellaneous papers belonging to the Strozzi family and now deposited in the State Archive of Ferrara, the letter's writer is at pains to elaborate how life had been transformed into one of bondage, and broken and uncertain extension.
I make my way to Strozzi Palace to have Sunday brunch at Odeon Bistro, an elegant eatery with outdoor tables.
Their topics are site-specificity; Michelangelo's Strozzi Tondo: securing status with art; the Pitti Tondo:a "Sibylline" Madonna; Christ-bearers and seers of the period ante legem: on the male nudes in Michelangelo's Doni Tondo and Sistine ceiling frescoes; virtuous prelates, burdensome relics, and a sliver of gold in the Last Judgment; and Michelangelo the "lefty:" the Cappella Paolina, the expulsion drawings, and Marcello Venusti.
But the man who holds the stage for the longest time is the banker Filippo Strozzi, an extraordinary individual whose actions went beyond good and evil.
An impression of the woodcut --another sold at Christie's in 2013 for $120,000--appears in the final room of the Palazzo Strozzi's exhibit "Divine Beauty from Van Gogh to Chagall and Fontana" (through Jan.
Barbara Strozzi was born in Venice, the illegitimate daughter of Giulio Strozzi, a famous poet who worked with composers ranging from Monteverdi to Cavalli.