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Donatello's St Mark, Florence  
   

Donatello's St Mark, Florence

1415. Donatello did three or four large statues at this time for a church in Florence. These were the first statues since antiquity to look as alive and real as the Romans' and Greeks' statues.
Fun with Visitors, Fun with Early Renaissance Art

April 12th 2010
Florence is Fun, Part 2, by May Tomorrow is our last day in Florence. The last ten days or so we’ve had company. That has made Florence even more fun than before. Our first company in 7 ½ months; that’s about 230 days without talking to anyone but ourselves. It was nice to have different dinner conversations, nicer than anyone can probably imagine. Joy and Mark (our niece and ... read more
Europe » Italy » Tuscany » Florence

Italian Flag Italy became a nation-state in 1861 when the city-states of the peninsula, along with Sardinia and Sicily, were united under King Victor EMMANUEL II. An era of parliamentary government came to a close in the early 1920s when Benito MUSSOLINI establis... ... read more
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