Pope Leo X (1475-15) was the son of Lorenzo the Magnificent and Clarice Orsini and possibly one of the most interesting figures in Renaissance Italy but, according to documentary sources, he was also perverted, corrupted and, of course, gay.
Michelangelo Buonarroti was not only the most brilliant artist of the Renaissance but also a sublime poet with a sophisticated and touching pen that reveals, between the lines, his deepest soul.
The Bargello National Museum in Florence houses some of the queerest works of art of the Renaissance period. Read our blog entry about Benvenuto Cellini’s Apollo and Hyacinth.
A queer look into the myth of Orpheus and its use as political propaganda in Florence at the time of the Medici.