Filippo Brunelleschi

By: Christian Pilarski

Biography

  • Brunelleschi was born in Florence, Italy in 1377
  • He spent the majority of his life in Florence, Italy
  • His training as a sculptor and Architect started when he entered the silk guild as a goldsmith
  • Brunelleschi was an Italian Architect, Goldsmith and sculptor
  • He created Architecture
  • He designed the dome for the Florence Chapel, he created linear perspective, he designed the Pazzi chapel, and he made a portal for the baptistry in Florence called the Sacrifice of Isaac
  • His main Patron was Cosimo de Medici


Some of Brunelleschi's Works

Dome of the Cathedral of Florence


  • Built between 1420 and 1436
  • It is located in Florence, Italy
  • This piece brought back some classical techniques used in the Pantheon in Rome
  • This piece also created some new radical ideas because of the new brickwork ideas and the new rib bone idea to support the dome
  • I find this piece interesting because of it's immense size and how it was the biggest dome without support of the time
  • Classicism- He used the ideas of the Pantheon in Rome which is considered classic, and he used ideas from Greek and Roman Architecture


Citations

Brunelleschi, Filippo. The Sacrifice of Isaac. 1401. Museo Nazionale Del Bargello, Florence, Italy. N.p.: n.p., n.d. N. pag. Web.

Brunelleschi, Filippo. San Lorenzo Church. 1421-1428. Florence, Italy. N.p.: n.p., n.d. N. pag. Web.

Brunelleschi, Filippo. Dome of The Cathedral of Florence. 1420-1436. Florence, Italy. N.p.: n.p., n.d. N. pag. Web.

Brunelleschi, Filippo, and Michelozzo Di Bartolomeo. Pazzi Chapels. 1442-1465. Florence, Italy. N.p.: n.p., n.d. N. pag. Web.

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