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    Florence Duomo Historical Background Information Around 1415, Filippo Brunelleschi competed for the chance to build the dome of the Florence Duomo. Florence was home to many talented artists, and all of them entered competitions to build or design various buildings around the city. Just a few years before, Brunelleschi had competed to design the bronze doors on the baptistery, but lost the competition to Lorenzo Ghiberti. Along with Ghiberti and Michelangelo, Brunelleschi built a model of what he thought the dome should look like. His design was accepted, and the dome was built under his supervision from 1420 to 1436. Analyzing History Knowledge Describe how you could explain what the word Duomo means without using any words. The two ways I would explain the word Duomo without using any words would be by putting both hands together and pretending to pray because the Duomo is an Italian Cathedral. The second way would be to take a circle and then cut it in half because “Duomo” literally means dome. Comprehension Imagine you are in Florence and a tourist stops you and asks where he could find the Duomo. You give him a description of the Duomo, and he finds it with no problem. What was your description? The Duomo is huge, and stands tall over the city with its magnificent…

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    cathedral in Florence, Italy and was built mainly by the master mason—and later capomaestro, an architect-in-chief—of the name Filippo Brunelleschi. Ingeniously designed, the dome continues to awe scientists and tourists alike—in addition—archeologist, architects, and engineers alike question the process…

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    old testament as well as the lives of the Dominican saints. INTERIOR Inside the Church, the entire floor is tiled with white and black marble. The plan itself resembles that of a Latin cross. A large central corridor, consisting of a main nave and two side aisles, with two smaller cubicles branching off just before the minister would stand and deliver their sermon. The pillars that divide the aisles provide support to the black and white arches of the groin vaulted ceiling. The first thing…

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    He was a writer, mathematician, inventor, and artist that was rivaled by few intellectually. Through his own journal, Da Vinci maintains that the mirror is, “master and guide of painters” and how artists should learn to judge their own paintings. Da Vinci claims in his own words that mirrors help develop linear perspective as they can easily show an artist how a three dimensional scene should be laid flat onto a two dimensional canvas. Da Vinci like Brunelleschi knew the power a mirror had to…

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    Florence, there were an array of young artists that experimented discuss the context of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. Filippo Brunelleschi was an important innovator during the Renaissance period as an architect and an inventor. Leon Battirta Alberti was also an important engineer during this time. Also discussed, are few works done by Donato Bramante (1444-1514) and Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564). This essay will briefly discuss the importance of art during 15th and 16th century…

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    The evolution of St Peter’s architecture within the High Renaissance and Baroque periods, were a direct response to the church reformations of the respective times. As the architectural forms evolved, the user’s experience has also changed. During the High Renaissance period, regular forms with straight and circular lines were used to achieve harmony and calmness with the buildings. It was a response to the Renaissance Humanism movement. The idealistic style of this period was reflected in…

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    its size. (Essential Humanities Website). Today, it would be almost the same, but we have new technologies so it would all depend on what the building was made out of, what we would need to make it, the size of the building and more. The St. Mary Cathedral in Australia began building in 1868 and finished completely in 2000 (St. Mary’s Cathedral: Website). This shows that after all of this time, it still may take that long to build something so beautiful due to the fact that St. Mary Cathedral is…

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    An artist leaves a legacy behind through the works and impressions they have created to influence the changing definitions of art within itself. During the early modern era, multiple artists have had revolutionary techniques and ideas that changed the way artists thought about perspective and architecture. Artists themselves had looked upon each other for influence to build upon their ideas. The birth of revolutionary concepts were born, when an artist, decided to take a leap of faith into…

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    achieved through the careful observation of nature, including studies of anatomical dissections, was the means to recreate the 3-dimensional physical reality of the human form on two-dimensional surfaces”. Linear perspective first started with the human body and then shortly after was used to represent space in paintings that contained architecture. It was created in Florence, Italy in the 15th-century. Many historians believe it is due to the fact that Florence was a culture of trade where…

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    In Filippo Brunelleschi’s Dome of Florence cathedral, completed in 1436, Brunelleschi created a unique two-layer large barrel vault. Since a freestanding dome had never been attempted before, Brunelleschi not only had to devise a sketch of the dome, but also had to create all of the tools that would be necessary to produce it. Through his successful completion of the dome, Brunelleschi created a piece of architecture that was both functional and beautiful. This dome served as a means to bring…

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