Filippo Brunelleschi

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Filippo Brunelleschi

Filippo Brunelleschi

Renaissance Values

Filippo Brunelleschi was from Florence, Italy ("Filippo Brunelleschi Biography"). He was born in 1377 and died on April 15, 1446 ("Filippo Brunelleschi Biography"). He was raised in a wealthy family, and recieved a good education (Watkin). Filippo's father planned the Dome which got Filippo inspired (Kent).

Brunelleschi is a great example of a Renaissance man due to his many accomplishments in different fields. Additionally, he created the idea of linear perspective, which was a defining milestone of the Renaissance era.("BRUNELLESCHI and the Re-Discovery of Linear Perspective"). He created the concept of a vanishing point and created a mathematical formula to help create three-dimensional depth on two-dimensional paper ("BRUNELLESCHI and the Re-Discovery of Linear Perspective"). This concept gave all artwork from this time on the ability to look much more realistic ("BRUNELLESCHI and the Re-Discovery of Linear Perspective").

Brunelleschi's Role in the Renaissance

Brunelleschi was a leading architect, modern engineer, sculptor and creative problem solver ("Filippo Brunelleschi Biography"). He designed the first hospital in Europe called The Foundling Hospital (Watkin).

Works Cited

"BRUNELLESCHI and the Re-Discovery of Linear Perspective." Word Press. Motion Theme, 28 Apr. 2011. Web. 18 Mar. 2015. ."Filippo Brunelleschi Biography." bio. A&E Television Networks, n.d. Web. 16 Mar. 2015. .Kent, Adrielle. "Santa Maria del Fiore: A Philosophical Context for Understanding Dome Construction During the Italian Renaissance." California State University Stanislaus. California State University, Stanislaus, n.d. Web. 18 Mar. 2015. .Watkin, David. A History of Western Architecture. 5th ed. London: Laurence King, 2011. Print.

Our Favorite Peice of His Work

The Dome

Background

The Dome of the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore (the Duomo) in Florence is his most popular work. ("Filippo Brunelleschi Biography"). Brunelleschi Used ideas from Roman architecture to design a stronger Dome (Watkin). The Dome was 157ft high and 143ft in diameter, achieved the large-scale and was stable. The Dome owes more to Gothic Architecture (Kent)


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