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Benvenuto Cellini

Florentine sculptor and goldsmith

1500   -   1571

movement: mannerism
language of expression: Italian
occupation: sculptor, writer, medallist, painter, autobiographer

Benvenuto Cellini (, Italian: [beɱveˈnuːto tʃelˈliːni]; 3 November 1500 – 13 February 1571) was an Italian goldsmith, sculptor, draftsman, soldier, musician, and artist who also wrote poetry and a famous autobiography. He was one of the most important artists of Mannerism. He is remembered for his skill in making pieces such as the Cellini Salt Cellar and Perseus with the Head of Medusa.
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