THE GREAT TUSCAN SCULPTORS OF THE XV CENTURY III. Jacopo della Quercia and Luca della Robbia. — ArS Artistic Adventure of Mankind

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Contemporary to Verrocchio, Donatello and Ghiberti, Jacopo della Quercia (ca. 1374–20 October 1438) born in Quercia Grossa (now Quercegrossa) located in the vicinity of Siena, emerged with an artistic style that was in many ways stronger than Donatello’s and his school. Like many other artists of the time, Jacopo received his early training from his father, […]

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The Florentine Palaces of the Renaissance. Leon Battista Alberti. — ArS Artistic Adventure of Mankind

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Filippo Brunelleschi also pioneered the first type of Florentine palaces of the Renaissance, with a lower level area encrusted with large rusticated stone blocks (rustication*) and rustic openings, with upper floors of finer walls and windows adorned by voussoirs applied to the window’s arch, and the whole huge cubic structured topped by a monumental classical […]

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Filippo Brunelleschi: The dome of Santa Maria del Fiore. — ArS Artistic Adventure of Mankind

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In Florence, the influence of this group of artists and scholars with humanistic ideals began to be felt in all social classes, and as architecture is the most readily available art for society, people wished the appearance of something new in monumental art. This explains why in 1420 an artist full of enthusiasm, young and […]

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Introduction to the Florentine Architecture during the Renaissance — ArS Artistic Adventure of Mankind

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At the end of 1417, Martin V, a Roman patrician of the Colonna family and Pope elected in Basel, decided to move the Pontifical Court from Avignon to Rome. Once in Rome (he entered the city in September 1420), he set to work to restore the dilapidated capital including churches, palaces, bridges, and other public […]

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