Andrea Palladio

By Cia Galatas

Biography

Andrea Palladio was born on November 30th, 1508. He spent most of his life in local areas around where he was born (Padua, Italy). Later in his life he moved to Vicenza Italy where he stayed. In Padua he was first recognized for architecture for around six years. He was educated by Glangiorgio Trissino and was noticed because and by him. He enjoyed where and who he was with and he was very happy where he was. He created some of the most amazing buildings in his time period and was loved in the Renaissance. He made the Basilica Paladiana, the Villa Godi, and the Rontonda. He was associated with humanism and classicism because his buildings had columns and arches and humanism because he involved statutes in his buildings. After his legacy of architecture, he died on August 15th, 1580 in Vincenza, Italy.

The Rontonda

The Rontonda were man made compliments to the natural world around it. It is located in Vincenza. This piece is significant to the world around it because of the pure beauty of it and the amount of effort you can see just by looking at it. It has a classicism and humanistic look to it which shows off the time period of this piece. I find this piece interesting because although you cannot really do anything with this piece of architecture, it is just amazing to look at. It is a beautiful landscape and the statutes around it. It was built 1566-1569.

Citations

"Andrea Palladio." Encyclopedia of World Biography. Detroit: Gale, 1998. Biography in Context. Web. 4 Dec. 2015.

"Palladio the pedant; (1) Homage: Chiswick House in west London, in the style of Palladio (2) Architects' architect: Andrea Palladio by El Greco. Below left, a model of his Villa Rotonda outside Vicenza, a construction that was a man- made complement to the natural landscape." London Evening Standard [London, England] 30 Jan. 2009: 37. Biography in Context. Web. 4 Dec. 2015.

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