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Benvenuto Cellini

Data de nascimento: 3. Novembro 1500
Data de falecimento: 13. Fevereiro 1571

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Benvenuto Cellini , foi um artista da Renascença, escultor, ourives e escritor italiano.

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„When the poor give to the rich, the devil laughs.“

—  Benvenuto Cellini
Autobiography, vol. 1, ch. 4, http://books.google.com/books?id=j5kpAQAAIAAJ&q=%22When+the+poor+give+to+the+rich+the+devil+laughs%22&pg=PA64#v=onepage

„I own it is a common saying, that every reverse of fortune teaches us how to behave on another occasion; but that is not true, as the circumstances which attend each event are different, and such as could not be foreseen.“

—  Benvenuto Cellini
Autobiography, vol. 2, ch. 9, http://books.google.com/books?id=FnAEAAAAYAAJ&q=%22I+own+it+is+a+common+saying+that+every+reverse+of+fortune+teaches+us+how+to+behave+on+another+occasion+but+that+is+not+true+as+the+circumstances+which+attend+each+event+are+different+and+such+as+could+not+be+foreseen%22&pg=PA321#v=onepage

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„Painting, in fact, is nothing else much than a tree, a man, or any other object, reflected in the water. The distinction between sculpture and painting, is as great as between the shadow and the substance.“

—  Benvenuto Cellini
Letter to Benedetto Varchi, January 28, 1546, cited from G. P. Carpani (ed.) Vita di Benvenuto Cellini (Milano: Nicolo Bettoni, 1821) vol. 3, p. 185; translation from Thomas Nugent (trans.) The Life of Benvenuto Cellini, a Florentine Artist (London: Hunt and Clarke, 1828) vol. 2, p. 265.

„All works of nature created by God in heaven and on earth are works of sculpture.“

—  Benvenuto Cellini
Treatise on Sculpture (1564), opening words, cited from G. P. Carpani (ed.) Vita di Benvenuto Cellini (Milano: Nicolo Bettoni, 1821) vol. 3, p. 199; translation from Jean Paul Richter (ed.) The Literary Works of Leonardo da Vinci (London: Phaidon, 1970) vol. 1, p. 90.

„I said, in response to his words, that men who wanted to do things in their own way had better make a world in their own way, because in this world things are not done like this.“

—  Benvenuto Cellini
Autobiography, vol. 1, ch. 79 (1558-66); translation from Benvenuto Cellini (trans. Julia Conaway Bondanella and Peter Bondanella) My Life (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002) p. 132.

„I assert that the art of sculpture, among all the arts connected with design, is at least seven times greater than any other, for the following reason: why, sir, a statue of true sculpture ought to have seven points of view, which ought all to boast equal excellence.“

—  Benvenuto Cellini
Letter to Benedetto Varchi, January 28, 1546, cited from G. P. Carpani (ed.) Vita di Benvenuto Cellini (Milano: Nicolo Bettoni, 1821) vol. 3, p. 183; translation from Thomas Nugent (trans.) The Life of Benvenuto Cellini, a Florentine Artist (London: Hunt and Clarke, 1828) vol. 2, p. 264.

„Let all the world witness how many different means Fortune employs when she wishes to destroy a man.“

—  Benvenuto Cellini
Autobiography, vol. 1, ch. 113; translation from Benvenuto Cellini (trans. Julia Conaway Bondanella and Peter Bondanella) My Life (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002) p. 196.

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