As an independent artist, in around 1482, he painted ‘the Adoration of the Magi’ for San Donato, a Scopeto monastery of Florence, which was his first commissioned work. However, Leonardo da Vinci did not complete ‘the Adoration of the Magi’, as he went to Milan to work for the ruling Sforza clan. He served the clan as a painter, sculptor, engineer, architect, and designer. As an artist, Leonardo also kept an extensive workshop in Milan and employed several students and apprentices. As a major task, he worked on the clan’s project of creating a 16-foot-tall monumental equestrian bronze statue to honour the dynasty founder Francesco
The Devil In The White City is a great book. Erik Larson has produced one of the best-written books ever. The way he weaves two highly intricate plots together in one book is astounding. This is the story of two men who never met, but each played large parts in the history of the United States. Daniel Burnham and his partner, John Root, are chosen as the lead designers of the 1893 Columbian Exposition, or the Chicago World 's Fair.
Have you ever imagined being in the middle of a 200 year war people dropping like flies just because of an argument over one city? In document 6 it states that “That the fourth Crusade was a wasteful and destructive event that resulted only in further dividing the Christian world. Started by Pope Innocent the lll, the Crusade did not attract the support
He even invented the saw itself. But nobody knew of the last one. For Daedalus had, as an apprentice, his nephew Talus. It was he who was accredited with this great invention. Talus was beginning to show signs of being a craftsman surpassing his uncle’s great skill.
Gothic architecture first got its name during the Italian renaissance when the people considered all buildings of the Middle Ages barbaric and associated them with the savage Goths. With the passing of many centuries, Gothic became more clearly associated with the closing era of the medieval age. A Benedictine abbot called Suger was building a new church outside of Paris. He decided that he wanted something new and impressive. Suger wanted to make the Abby church of St. Denis so tall that it would seem to reach the heavens, and so amazing that everyone would remember it.
Dali was around 66 years old by the time he produced this massive canvas of 157 by 118 inches, it was one of the last large scale works he would ever complete. Dali abandoned monumental works because he was devoting his time and energy to building his grand museum and mausoleum in Figueres, Spain, his Catalan hometown. The Hallucinogenic Toreador contain symbols and imagery from his early art periods. Mashing together surrealism, the many figures from Millet’s The Angelus painting, with nuclear mysticism (i.e. the dissolving flies), this large scale canvas is all over the place stylistically and chronologically.
Michelangelo had a gigantic influence on the renaissance. He was a master at both painting and sculpting, he also was an architect, engineer, and poet. During his day he was unbeatable in his painting and sculpting skills. He had many artist study under him and help him with painting the Sistine Chapel in Vatican, but none were on par with him. At age 17, Michelangelo had begun to dissect corpses from the local church graveyard to gain a much deeper understanding of the human body.
Pope Leo X was the current Pope during Martin Luther’s time. Pope Leo was born in 11th December, 1475. As Leo grew up, him and his brother Pietro was taught by their father in arts who was the ruler of Florence. On the 9th of March, 1513, Leo was ordained as Pope. While Leo was Pope, he knew that he had a lot of power over people and knew that they would listen to everything that he says.
In Montreal, the Olympics inundated the city a $1.5 billion debt (McBride 3). Abandoned Olympic venues decay despite promises to restore them in Rio. (Drehs and Lajolo 2). In Pyeongchang, 58,000 trees in a virgin forest were removed (McCurry 3). Even though cities bid millions to host the Olympics, hosting the Olympics produces negative impacts on the overall economy, the development of the city, and the environment of the host city and its surrounding areas; thus, all these effects indicate that the Olympics may not be worth hosting.
The secretive nature of Brunelleschi had made both his personal life and the engineering of the dome a mystery. BUT his biographers Antonio di Tuccio Manetti (King 19) and Giorgio Vasari (King 33) have left behind documents that helped Ross King, the author of Brunelleschi's Dome: How a Renaissance Genius Reinvented Architecture, create fascinating details about the greatest achievements and invention of Filippo Brunelleschi. The administrators of the Opera del Duomo, a guild of wealthy Wool Merchants who funded the construction of the dome for
For this, Currie was promoted to lieutenant-general in charge of the Canadian Corps. At forty-one, he was the youngest officer ever to grasp such a rank. The other Allied nations had already lost thousands of men in a sea of blood and mud at the Battle of Passchendaele. Currie was then called in to do what other Allied generals had not been able to, and although he objected and predicted that too many Canadian men would be lost in battle, he eventually agreed. He applied his usual strategies to the situation and once again relied on his engineers to build roads, drain ditches, and even build a railway, all while being fired upon by the Germans.
Sometime in the year of 1485 Thomas Cromwell is born in Putney, London, where his family ran a fortunate brewery. “Thomas’s father was a [factotum], he works as a fuller, a blacksmith, a brewer and a tavern owner”. However Cromwell and his father did not have a perfect relationship. At the age of 15, Crowell sick of his dads temper runs away from home to seek his new fortune. Years later Cromwell was first spotted at the battle of Garigliano, near Naples, where the French army suffered a massive triumph at the hands of the Spanish.