Artist Birthdays November 3 – BENVENUTO CELLINI

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BENVENUTO CELLINI (Nov. 3, 1500 – Feb. 13, 1572)

  • Nationality: Italian
  • Field: Painting, sculpture
  • Art Movement: Mannerism
  • ARTiFact: His Vita is among the most compelling autobiographies written by an artist and is generally considered to be an important work of Italian literature.
  • Artist Quote: “All works of nature created by God in heaven and on earth are works of sculpture.”
  • Notable Artwork (shown below): Perseus with the Head of Medusa, 1545-1554.

Benvenuto Cellini. Perseus with the Head of Medusa, 1545-1554

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