He began by studying the architecture and design of many old mysterious Roman buildings. He designed the dome, the interior, and several machines to help lift tons of materials and marble, and even a boat to transport marble down the Arno River. After all what he did for the city of Florence and for the Cathedral, some believed that he influenced the renaissance greatly, but others think that he was the product of it. I believe that Filippo was a great influence for the renaissance. Since the renaissance was a period of European History that was a cultural rebirth, he brought many new ideas into the world.
Pope Julius was a very ambitious man who realized that he could use the arts to increase his own prestige and power and also the prestige and power of the church. He is responsible for commissioning the following: 1. He commissioned Michelangelo to sculpt his tomb. Michelangelo completed several figures for this important and ambitious project, including Moses and the Slaves. 2.
Verrocchio was born to Michele di Francesco Cioni in Florence in 1435 and died in 1488 in Venice. During his short life, he had several students, including both the famous Leonardo da Vinci and Lorenzo de Credi. His work also influenced Michelangelo, another famous Italian Renaissance painter and sculptor. Andrea del Verrocchio was known for many famous paintings, and sculptures such as Christ and St. Thomas, but it was believed that he had reached the pinnacle of his career as an artist through his work on this particular piece. In fact, a widely spread story believed among the common folk was that del Verrocchio felt himself out painted by da Vinci upon completion of Baptism of Christ and vowed never to pick up the brush again.
Between 1600–1606 he was considered the “Most famous painter in Rome In 1599 Caravaggio was contracted to decorate the Contarelli Chapel in the church of San Luigi dei Francesi with two works, the Martyrdom of Saint Matthew and Calling of Saint Matthew. With the installation of the St. Matthew paintings in the Contarelli Chapel had an immediate impact among the younger artists in Rome, and Caravaggism became the cutting edge for every ambitious young painter. Caravaggio went
Many artist contributed to the early Renaissance. Masaccio was a Giotto descendant trying to further his trends. Giotto was one of the founders of Renaissance art. Masaccio is best known for his work done with Masolino which had a huge influence on later Renaissance artists, which included Michelangelo. Antonello de Messina is another artists that made and impact on Renaissance art.
Ghiberti was originally trained as a goldsmith and his work always contained elements of the International Gothic style. He was also a designer of stained glass, an architect, a bronze caster, a writer and a collector of Classical sculpture. Ghiberti’s work marks the changeover from the International Gothic to the Renaissance style. Ghiberti’s contribution to the development of Florentine Renaissance sculpture is shown in his relief sculpture. There are many innovations Ghiberti applied when making the sculptures for the doors.
It was based on a design by Bernini that was halted by the death of Pope Urban VIII. The fountain was completed in 1762 by Giuseppe Pannini after Salvi’s death in 1751. (3) Nicola Salvi was born Aug. 6, 1697, in Rome. He was an Italian sculptor and architect most famous for the Trevi fountain. He went to the Roman Academy of Arcadia in 1717 and studied mathematics and philosophy.
New schools sprang up to liberate the mind and the great thinkers of this time began to question what does it mean to be human, “How are we related to God?” and “How do we achieve happiness?” This school of thought became known as Humanism. Leonardo’s fame as an artist is legendary, however, his studies in science and nature of all forms was pure genius (Matthews, DeWitt Platt, & Noble, 2011, p. 341). Leonardo was a man of reason and lived
Three of the major artists were, Donato Bramante, Michelangelo, and Andrea Palladio. Bramante was an architect and painter and was known as the chief architect in Rome. He expanded on the 15th century idea of self-awareness, which he transformed into a perception of one's position in a complex by response to mass and volume (Donato Bramante, 2011). During this era, Bramante designed many works that labeled him an artist of the High Renaissance. One of his most beautiful pieces of architecture, Tempietto is Italian for small temple.
He used these observations to depict realism in his art, and he used his imagination and skill to make his paintings as real and lifelike as humanly possible. With sculpture Leonardo believed there were limits, with painting, he had endless possibilities, and with these endless possibilities at his fingertips he could add certain symbols, and characteristics. One of these things was geometric shapes, they were a staple of the renaissance and a common theme in Leonardo’s paintings. Often times a triangle can be seen, which is a universal sign of the holy trinity. Another detail Leonardo would add is something a little more humanistic; he would give each being their own personal traits and facial features.