Italian Architecture.

Topics: Florence, San Carlo alle Quattro Fontane, Italy Pages: 2 (426 words) Published: April 22, 2013
Art 108
Dylan Hazelwood

Italian Architecture during the Renaissance
All genres of art were flourishing during the Renaissance, particularly Architecture, particularly in Italy. Famous Italian Renaissance architects include Brunelleschi, Giulio Romano, and Francesco Borromini, along with Palladio and his columns. The works of aforementioned architects not only defined, but set the bar rather high for Renaissance architecture. Brunelleschi drew the plans for the Basilica of Santa Maria del Santo Spirito ("St. Mary of the Holy Spirit") or better known as Santo Spirito. The Santo Spirito is a church in Florence, Italy built on the ruins of an older monastery. There are thirty-eight chapels inside, each elaborately decorated with a work of art. While Brunelleschi did not live to see the completion of Santo Spirito, his plans were carried out by his followers.

Another famous work of art is the Palazzo del Te, by Giulio Romano, who was a pupil of Raphael. Palazzo del Te is a palace in Mantua, Italy. The palace is square-shaped, with double pilaster brackets on each end. It is truly a work of art. From the front, the facade exhibits a triple arcaded entry, while on the other side the facade displays similar elements with a different arrangement, and an arch entryway. Both of the palace's entry-ways are on the axis of symmetry, with Tuscan columns supporting. Today, there is a section of the palace dedicated to Mesopotamian art.

San Carlo alle Quattro Fontane, or the "Church of Saint Charles at the Four Fountains" by Francesco Borromini is yet another cause for the reasonable deduction that Italy was an architect's dreamworld during the renaissance. San Carlo alle Quattro Fontane is a Catholic church in Rome, Italy. Tall corinthian columns stand dominating the front of the church, defining the framework. Inside, the main altar is on the same axis as the door and there are two altars on the running perpendicular. Everything is wonderfully...
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