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Portrait of Simonetta Vespucci -- Piero di Cosimo

Portrait of Simonetta Vespucci, c. 1480 by Piero di Cosimo (1462–1522)

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Piero di Cosimo - Portrait of a Woman, said to be of Simonetta Vespucci (c. 1480)

Possibly one of the most eccentric painters of his time, Piero di Cosimo (1462 – 1521) was an Italian Renaissance artist that frequently depicted elaborated mythological scenes and was often commissioned to do the portraits of the noblemen and women of Rome and Florence. 517 more words

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Faces of the Distant Past: Botticelli, the Medicis and ephemeral beauty

Three years ago, on the fifth of November 2014, a very unusual painting was auctioned in New York. Although made in 1922, it was no modernist work, but captured on its canvas were the faces of those long dead. 1,246 more words

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