Michelangelo's Influence On Italian Architecture

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“Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, and Palladio were the veterans in the field of art and sculpture during this period”(Ansary). These are only a few of Italy’s great artists that built astonishing sculptures and buildings. Italy’s architecture is some of the best, with a history that dates back hundreds of years. Italian architecture changed history forever. Art such as ‘David’ which was sculpted by Michelangelo, is one of the pieces still viewed with astonishment to this day. “This statue was a prized representative of the city of Florence”(Michelangelo). Michelangelo began designing buildings relatively late in his career, after he already enjoyed years of painting and sculpting. One of his more well-known projects was the library in San Lorenzo, a huge church located in Florence, Italy. Michelangelo also designed the Sistine Chapel ceiling, located in Vatican City. Michelangelo is highly viewed as an amazing artist in Italy’s history. …show more content…

Leonardo’s notes contain many references to architecture, he liked most the plans for cathedrals. “Although the exteriors of early Christian churches were plain, the interiors were elegant and beautiful”(Mules). His studies in this area took off with the examination of various tools for building. Then this progressed into an area never studied- that of the different strengths of pillars, beams, and arches. Leonardo said “Art is never finished, only abandoned.” This means that Art can be done a million different ways, also meaning that there is no certain way to do something. Building circular and symmetrical churches came from neo-Platonic thinkers(Ansary). Leonardo da Vinci is one of Italy’s best architects, for he has contributed many different

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