Cellini



Benvenuto
[ben-vuh-noo-toh,, -nyoo-;; Italian ben-ve-noo-taw] /ˌbɛn vəˈnu toʊ,, -ˈnyu-;; Italian ˌbɛn vɛˈnu tɔ/ (Show IPA), 1500–71, Italian, metalsmith, sculptor, and autobiographer.
Contemporary Examples

Before Cellini, memoirists tended to restrict themselves to professional accomplishments and philosophy.
The First Celebrity Tell-All Nathaniel Rich September 21, 2010

There is no shortage of boasting in Autobiography, but Cellini is careful to attribute the praise to his patrons.
The First Celebrity Tell-All Nathaniel Rich September 21, 2010

Cellini regularly kept young women in his home to serve as models.
The First Celebrity Tell-All Nathaniel Rich September 21, 2010

“I am wreaking a double vengeance,” writes Cellini, barely suppressing a cackle.
The First Celebrity Tell-All Nathaniel Rich September 21, 2010

Historical Examples

Cellini’s statues have no thought; their blank animalism corresponds to the condition of their maker’s soul.
Renaissance in Italy Vol. 3 John Addington Symonds

Cellini was remarkable for his readiness and dexterity in handicraft.
Self-Help Samuel Smiles

Cellini’s account of his residence in France has much historical interest besides the charm of its romance.
Renaissance in Italy Vol. 3 John Addington Symonds

Through Gerald’s mind, too, Cellini’s daring adventures were passing.
Gerald Fitzgerald Charles James Lever

Cellini returned to his old restless life of violence and pleasure.
Renaissance in Italy Vol. 3 John Addington Symonds

In the foreground it shines hard as the lines of an irradiated Cellini shield.
Vittoria, Complete George Meredith

noun
Benvenuto (benveˈnuːto). 1500–71, Italian sculptor, goldsmith, and engraver, noted also for his autobiography

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