Filippo Brunelleschi Biography

This Biography consists of approximately 4 pages of information about the life of Filippo Brunelleschi.
This section contains 1,162 words
(approx. 4 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Filippo Brunelleschi Biography

Encyclopedia of World Biography on Filippo Brunelleschi

Filippo Brunelleschi (1377-1446) was an Italian architect, goldsmith, and sculptor. The first Renaissance architect, he also formulated the principles of linear perspective which governed pictorial depiction of space until the late 19th century.

In Florence during the second and third decades of the 15th century, the visual arts were transformed into the Renaissance style. The concept of the Renaissance, whose aim was the re-creation of ancient classical culture, occasioned in painting and sculpture a revival of naturalism based primarily on antique statuary and in architecture a revival of classical forms and ornament. All the arts revealed an increased concern for the delineation and unification of space, which the development of linear perspective satisfied. Three Florentine artists--the architect Filippo Brunelleschi the sculptor Donatello, and the painter Masaccio--were the leaders in this new movement and soon made Florence the artistic capital of Europe.

Brunelleschi was born in Florence, the son...

(read more)

This section contains 1,162 words
(approx. 4 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Filippo Brunelleschi Biography
Copyrights
Gale
Filippo Brunelleschi from Gale. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
Follow Us on Facebook