Andrea Palladio

by: Olivia Towey

Born

November 30, 1508 in Padua, Italy

Life Spent

In Italy

Often traveled to Rome

Education / Training

apprenticed for 6 years to a local stonecutter, then immediately enrolled in the guild of masons and stonecutters.

Giangiorgio Trissino recognized Andrea’s ability and took him to his home and educated him.


Life / Lifestyle

considered the most influential person in the history of architecture

exposed to architecture from a young age, worked as a stonecutter

developed his own architectural style, named Palladian Style (classic Roman principles rediscovered and reapplied)


Type of Art

architecture


Patrons

the taxes from the patrons of Florence, Bonifacio Pojana, the church,

-isms

Classicism: uses columns, symmetry, influenced by classical past,

Humanism: created his own style and made it into some rules of architecture

3 Pieces of Work

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Name of Piece

Loggia del Capitaniato

Created

in 1571-1574

Located

in Vicenza, Italy

Significance / Techniques

It represents the point of arrival in his experience of palace architecture.

He used symmetry in designing this piece of architecture.

Overall design very sophisticated, with a flat, covered ceiling and sophisticated vault covering.

Description In My Words

There are 3 stories, and the 2nd and 3rd floors have balconies with windows. There are many small designs above the arched on the ground floor, and the columns that go all the way up the building. There are small statures of men on the corners of the 1st and 2nd floors, and if you zoom in, there are a few faces around the outside. The columns are made of a brick-like material.

-ism

classicism - it was inspired by ancient Rome, use of symmetry, form and detail,

What I Find Interesting

I like the different stories on the building, and the intricate details on the arches and columns

Other Facts

Trissino gave Andrea his humanist name Palladio as a reference to the wisdom of the Greek goddess Pallas Athene.

known as: Palazzo del Capitaniato, Loggia del Capitanio, Loggia Bernarda

Works Cited

"Andrea Palladio." Encyclopedia of World Biography. Detroit: Gale, 1998. Biography in

Context. Web. 2 Dec. 2015.

"Andrea Palladio." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation. Web. 3 Dec. 2015.

"Loggia Del Capitaniato." Loggia Del Capitaniato. Web. 3 Dec. 2015.

"Palazzo del Capitaniato." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation. Web. 3 Dec. 2015.

Palladio, Andrea. Basilica Palladiana. 1500. White Stone. Piazza Dei Signori, Italy.

Palladio, Andrea. Church of the Redentore. 1592. Whitewashed Stucco and Istrian Stone.

Province of Venice, Italy.

Palladio, Andrea. Loggia del Capitaniato. 1574. Stone. Piazza dei Signori, Italy.