During the Late Renaissance period, the largest church in the world and a grand symbol of papal authority was built within the territory of the Vatican City. Principally designed by famous architects, such as Michelangelo, Donato Bramante, Carlo Maderno and Gian Bernini Lorenzo, St Peter’s Basilica- built between 1506 to 1626- is one of the greatest Renaissance architectures and is regarded as “the greatest of all churches of Christendom”. Believed to be the site of Saint Peter’s tomb, one of the
The history of St. Peter's Basilica began in the fourth century when Emperor Constantine decided to build a major basilica in the place where he was buried the Apostle, a Christian burial located on the Vatican Hill, where there was a memorial to the second century , and had become a place of pilgrimage for the faithful. The date was decided and construction work began is not determined exactly but it's somewhere between the years 319 and 324; for 329 the basilica was finished. The main altar of
Why are great Italian Renaissance architects more famous than their great Gothic predecessors? Discuss how and why the role and image of the architect changed during the Italian Renaissance. “The Renaissance is studded by the names of the artists and architects, with their creations recorded as great historical events.” – Arthur Erickson The end of the 14th century was the birth of Renaissance, which meant that Gothic architecture began to wear off. The Renaissance period spread out across Europe
Michelangelo Buonarroti Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni, was a very influential man of his time and of all time. Michelangelo was born on March 6, 1475, in a small village a part of the Florentine territory known as Caprese. His father originally did not support his artistic ability, but just a while after Michelangelo’s 13th birthday, his father allowed him to be an apprentice for a famous painter, Domenico Ghirlandaio. Unfortunately there was some conflict
The Vatican: Saint Peter's Basilica, Rome, Italy "And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it." Matthew 16:18 Saint Peter's Basilica in the Vatican is one of the most exquisite churches in the world. The Basilica's importance is derived from the Bible, from the book of Matthew. The Apostle Peter is buried under the High Altar of Saint Peter's Basilica, providing fulfillment to the directive
Leonardo Da Vinci is one of the most famous names in history. He was a painter, a sculptor, mathematician, musician, architect, engineer, anatomist, inventor, cartographer, botanist, geologist, and philosopher. He is considered to be one of the most diversely talented people ever to have lived. Every field of academia that sparked his interest, he would want to become an expert in. The journals he kept throughout his life give us a glimpse into what he was thinking and what he wanted to know
Renaissance Figures Cosimo de' Medici, also known as Cosimo the Elder, lived from 1389--1464. He was the first Medici to rule Florence. He was exiled from Florence in 1433, but he returned in 1434 and doubled his wealth through banking. He ended Florence's traditional alliance with Venice and supported the Sforza family in Milan. His historical significance was being a patron to such artists as Brunelleschi, Donatello, and Ghiberti, and as the founder of the Medici Library. ?