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Cellini Explained

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Cellini at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Italian sculptor and goldsmith active principally in Florence. Early in his career he worked in Rome, producing coins, medallions, seals, vessels, and a variety of other objects in precious and semiprecious metals. In 1540 he began his most famous work of this type, a gold saltcellar encrusted with enamel, for Francis I at Fontainebleau. Other royal commissions followed. For Cosimo I de' Medici he produced large-scale sculpture in the round; the bronze Perseus (1545-53) in the Loggia dei Lanzi in Florence is his masterpiece. His fame owes as much to his autobiography as to his work as an artist; it achieved immediate popularity for its lively account of his tumultuous life and its vivid picture of Renaissance Italy.

Cellini at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n : Italian sculptor (1500-1571) [syn: {Benvenuto Cellini}]