the Lorenzo convex mirror

In Mirrors by Mark Evans

The Lorenzo convex mirror started as a round plastic frame(!). The shape was good but I had to fill the back cavity with resin to give it solidity and heft. Gold leaf then antiqued to take the glitz off( but not too much, lol). I found gorgeous spheres of Feldspath Apatite in rich blue/green/bronze colors and used two sizes. I finished this frame with pale aqua Venetian glass rods that shimmered green when placed on the gold leaf.

The Lorenzo convex mirror measures about 14 inches in diameter. It is being delivered to Cayen Home and Gifts in Carmel-by-the-Sea( 831-626-2722)

Jewelry for Walls!

A young Lorenzo de Medici in a mural by Benozzo Gozzolia around 1459. It depicts the Procession of the Magi in the Medici-Riccardi palace in Florence.

Lorenzo di Piero de’ Medici , known as Lorenzo the Magnificent, 1 January 1449 – 8 April 1492), was an Italian statesman, banker, de facto ruler of the Florentine Republic, and the most powerful and enthusiastic patron of Renaissance culture in Italy. He was a magnate, diplomat, politician and patron of scholars, artists, and poets. As a patron, he is best known for his sponsorship of artists such as Botticelli and Michelangelo. He held the balance of power within the Itlian League, an alliance of states that stabilized political conditions on the Italian peninsula for decades, and his life coincided with the mature phase of the Italian Renaissance and the Golden Age of Florence.  On the foreign policy front, Lorenzo manifested a clear plan to stem the territorial ambitions of Pope Sixtus IV, in the name of the balance of the Italian League of 1454. For these reasons, Lorenzo was the subject of the Pazzi Conspiracy (1478), in which his brother Giuliano was assassinated. The Peace of Lodi of 1454 that he supported among the various Italian states collapsed with his death. He is buried in the Medici Chapel in Florence.

Thank you Wikipedia for the above. I could not have said it so well or so succinctly!

A terra-cotta bust of Lorenzo by Andrea del Verrocchio in 1478

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