:[Renaissance]] Portrait of Giulio de Medici - Pope Clement VII. Cousin of Lorenzo II de' Medici, Duke of Urbino, son of Giuliano de' Medici who was the brother of Lorenzo the Magnificent. Elected to the Papacy, becoming Pope Clement VII.
The three sisters of Lorenzo, dressed like men (Cappella dei Magi, le tre sorelle di Lorenzo) ~ Benozzo Gozzoli, Chapel of the Palazzo Medici-Ricardi, Firenze. Nannina is considered the woman on the left. Balthazar section
Giuliano de' Medici portrait bust by Verrocchio ~ Andrea del Verrocchio, born Andrea di Michele di Francesco de' Cioni, was an Italian painter, sculptor, and goldsmith who was master of an important workshop in Florence.
Through this gate Charles VIII entered the city on Nov. He and his 12000 troops stayed for 11 days, it was a relatively peaceful stay. Resentment developed later, once they didn't pay the city what was owed.
The last Bucentaur. Bucentaur (Bucintoro in Italian and Venetian) was the state barge of the doges of Venice. It was used every year on Ascension Day up to 1798 to take the doge out to the Adriatic Sea to perform the "Marriage of the Sea" – a ceremony that symbolically wedded Venice to the sea every year on the "Festa della Sensa" (Ascension Day). 80882.jpg (2500×800)