Early Italian Renaissance

Early Italian Renaissance - Early Italian Renaissance(no...

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Early Italian Renaissance (no vocab) Brunelleschi: Church of Santo Spirito (1436) - space is countable, measureable, and understandable, symmetrical. He came up with the “Perspective Theory” and he wants to revive architecture by looking at classical orders and domes. Latin cross-plan (Santo Spirito) sides not all equal. Broken down into units and proportions. Coffered ceiling More inviting than Chartes Cathedral Logical (Not mystical like the “God as Geometer” theme of Chartes.) Donatello: David (1440’s) He was possibly illiterate, rough, and straight forward; this was the FIRST life-sized nude David depiction. This was commissioned work from the Medici family (family wealthy bankers) who paid Donatello to make this work for their courtyard. “David” links the city of Florence, Italy: He stands contropostso Intense naturalism Attention to anatomy Wears boots & shepard’s hat (or possibly a hat similar to Hermes - Commerce god) Detailing all around
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This note was uploaded on 03/19/2008 for the course ARH 301 taught by Professor Guernsey during the Spring '08 term at University of Texas.

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