Wednesday, July 21, 2004

Buontalenti, Bernardo

Buontalenti entered the service of the Medici as a youth and remained with them the rest of his life. In the Uffizi Palace, Florence, he built a great court stage, where, during the winter of 1585 - 86, splendid fetes were produced under his direction. For the Medici extravaganzas, he designed costumes


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