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Bramante

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Author(s): Gáldy, Andrea M. (München)
A. Life and workThe Italian architect and painter known as B. was born Donato d'Angelo in 1444 at Monte Asdrualdo (now Fermignano, near Urbino). He died on March 11, 1514, at Rome. His biography by Giorgio Vasari is rich in detail [2]; [4]. B. probably trained as a painter with Luciano Laurana at Urbino. A.1. MilanFrom 1479 to 1499, B. was in the service of Duke Lodovico ('il Moro') Sforza at Milan [8]. While there, he was involved in the design of a number of churches (Santa Maria presso San Satiro; Santa Maria delle Grazie; Sant'Ambrogio), drawing on the infl…
Date: 2016-11-24

Palladio, Andrea

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Author(s): Gáldy, Andrea M. (München)
A. Life and workThe Italian architect and architectural theorist Andrea P. was born Andrea di Piero della Gondola on November 30, 1508 at Padua, and died at Vicenza on August 19, 1580. He chose the name Palladio, probably in allusion to Pallas Athene, the Greek goddess of practical wisdom, on the initiative of his patron, the poet and Humanist Gian Giorgio Trissino. After training as a stonemason in Padua, he lived from 1524 in Vicenza, where he was a member of the stonemasons' guild and where Tris…
Date: 2016-11-24

Florence

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Author(s): Gáldy, Andrea M. (München)
A. Antiquity and Middle AgesNothing significant remained of ancient Florentia by the early modern period, although the Roman aqueduct, for instance, could still be seen. The Roman theatre was discovered in 1299 during the building of the Palazzo dei Priori, and the ground plan of the amphitheatre can still be seen in the network of streets today. That F. was a late Roman foundation and that nearby Fiesole had been an earlier Roman or Etruscan town were facts remembered essentially through the writte…
Date: 2016-11-24

Antiquities collection

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Author(s): Gáldy, Andrea M. (München)
A. Concept and originsThe plural term 'antiquities' (Latin  antiquitates) denotes in a broad sense all relics of Graeco-Roman Antiquity, and in a stricter sense the art objects from that period. The rediscovery of Roman Antiquity by Italian Humanists in the 14th cent. quickly stimulated widespread collection of such objects with the aim of investigating and displaying ancient culture in Italy.There were no known historical models for the process, although there were large collections of art in Antiquity (e.g. that of the wealthy general Lucullus) and m…
Date: 2016-11-24

Brunelleschi, Filippo

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Author(s): Gáldy, Andrea M. (München)
A. LifeThe Florentine goldsmith, sculptor, engineer and architect Filippo B. was born in 1377 at Florence, where he also died on April 15, 1446. His father worked as a notary in the service of the Florentine Republic. A story of his life [3] ( c. 1470–1485) attributed to Antonio di Tuccio Manetti provides some details and formed the basis for the biography of B. in Giorgio Vasari's collection  Le vite de' più eccellenti architettori, pittori et scultori italiani (Florence 1550, expanded 1568).Almost without exception, B. worked only in Florence, initially as a goldsmith…
Date: 2016-11-24

Venice

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Author(s): Gáldy, Andrea M. (München) | Kallendorf, Craig (College Station, Texas)
A. HistoryFounded around AD 600, V. by the High Middle Ages was the leading trading metropolis and political power in the eastern Mediterranean, once Genoa was extinguished as a rival in the War of Chioggia (1380). The city-state's close relations with the Byzantine Empire cooled after the sack of the Byzantine capital Constantinople by order of Doge Enrico Dandolo during the Fourth Crusade in 1204. Following a last phase of expansion up to 1453 (the Ottoman conquest of Constantinople), V. lost i…
Date: 2016-11-24