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How Did Brunelleschi Change The Art World

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Brunelleschi, Ghiberti, and Other Artists Who Changed Art.

Paul Robert Walker writes the novel, almost biography, by the name of The Feud That Sparked The Renaissance: How Brunelleschi and Ghiberti Changed The Art World. The book opens with history of Italy and the many epidemics of the bubonic plague that hit with strong force. He states that many of the artists in Italy at the time were brought to a large competition to make a new set of sculpted doors for the St. John’s Chapel where John the Baptist is said to have baptized followers of Jesus. Lorenzo Ghiberti won the competition due to his higher skill in the craft; however, the judges also kept Brunelleschi’s door panel as second place. After the competition, Brunelleschi, who feels distraught and defeated, begins a new career as an architect, and studies the laws of perspective.
The artists then again meet head to head in another competition, but this time the art was both
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The men went around Italy and began to mentor young men on the art of architecture, painting, sculpting.
Walker then begins to narrow most of his writing to the accomplishments of Brunelleschi. Brunelleschi was commissioned to an opera house. The planning, construction, took months to accomplish, and it mentions how stressed Brunelleschi was with the entire ordeal. When demanding a raise from the original commission he was to be given, they turned him down because they felt as if his work were unsatisfactory. After the opera house was opened Brunelleschi’s architecture was the talk of the town. After much debating and agreements, they finally agreed to give him a significant raise than what he was initially promised.
Fillipo Brunelleschi was mentor to Donatello, who was quite a trouble maker and beat a boy with a stick in younger years. Donatello learned sculpting as the first pupil under Brunelleschi and later excelled in his craft thanks to his brilliant
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