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Medici




The  Medici was an Italian banking family, political dynasty and later royal houseduring the first half of the 15th century in Florence.
Along with other families of Italy—such as the Visconti and Sforza of Milan, they  inspired the birth of the Italian Renaissance.
They had a major influence on the growth of the Italian Renaissance through their patronage of the arts and humanism.
They would pay artists commissions for major works of art.
The Medici patronage had a huge impact on the Renaissance, allowing artists to focus on their work without having to worry about money.
A significant amount of the art and architecture that was produced in Florence at the beginning of the Renaissance was due to the Medici.
Early on they supported the painter Masaccio and helped pay the architect Brunelleschi to rebuild the
Basilica  of  San  Lorenzo.  Other  famous  artists  that  the  Medici  supported  include  Michelangelo, Raphael, Donatello and Leonardo da Vinci.
The Medici also supported science: the famous scientist Galileo Galilei, who also worked as a tutor for the Medici children.
Visconti and Medici path are very similar as patron of arts. Many ideas and collections from Visconti come from Florence history and blood.
It was just  a matter of time that Visconti  would  have dedicated one of its collection to the Medici family.

The pen is faceted with eight sides like the baptistery of Florence.
The shape is made following the rules of Divine Proportion, codified from Leonardo da Vinci under the hegemony of the Medici family.
Unique is also the material, another innovation from Visconti; Acrosilk, that is a compound of Acrylic resin and Silk fibers.
The  result  is  a  fantastic  glossy  and  luminescent  effect  with  the  deepness  of  colors  of  the  antique celluloid.
The wooden color used it is a conscious choice and a tribute to the ancient luxury materials used in the princely Medici mansions.
All the metal parts are in solid sterling silver.
The ring is finally chiseled with the Symbol of the Medici family.

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