Analysis: The Pazzi Chapel

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was completed in 1385. The architect was Arnolfo di Cambio, who designed the church in a gothic style (Santa Croce). The gothic exterior of the church is different from its interior renaissance design. The church itself is considered a masterpiece of the gothic architecture. The church is very grand, and has a vertical and soaring elevation. The church is based of basilica design, and is shaped as Egyptian cross, which divides into three naves (Santa Croce). The shape of this church is different from Santa Maria Novella and and San Lorenzo Latin crosss shape design. The chancel and the transept are full of chapels for noble and wealthy families, such as the Bardi, Peruzzi, and Pazzi. Giotto and other famous renaissance artist designed the walls…show more content…
In 1429, Andrea de Pazzi commissioned Brunelleschi to design the chapel. The Pazzi Chapel has many similarities to the Old Sacristy in San Lorenzo (Clinton, 25). Brunelleschi designed the Pazzi chapel and is considered one of the masterpieces of Renaissance architecture. Brunelleschi built the chapel in a prefect harmonizing portions (Pazzi Chapel). The Pazzi chapel illustrates Renaissance architecture, and how architecture was evolving from gothic architecture. Brunelleschi was one of the leading architecture during this time, and was famous for designing the dome (Pazzi Chapel). The chapel is rectangular layout containing one square room, covered by an umbrella dome. The design is very similar to the Old Sacristy; Brunelleschi creates semi circle arches above all four ways in the square room to be able to support the hemispherical dome (Clinton, 30). The dome is decorated with round sculptors with the Pazzi code or arm made of glass terracotta (Pazzi…show more content…
In 1437 Saint Bernardino of Siena wanted to place a rounded piece of stone, the representation of a sun with rays containing letters HIS, which is the contraction of the name Jesus Christ in the center of the surface (the Façade of the Church). Followed by a big stained glass window. The Façade depicts a Neo-Gothic style. The façade is covered with bichrom marbles, which illustrates Florentine architectural models (the Façade of the Church). The architect of the façade was Niccolo Matas, who used his creative skills to construct the façade of Santa Croce in 1857. In 1863, Niccolo completed the façade. The presence on the façade is of a David’s star, which is made out of mosaic artwork. The star is also linked to Catholic religion, besides being a Jewish symbol (the Façade of the Church). There was a variety of marble used on the façade; the color pallet of the façade was red, white, black, yellow, and green. The color pallet in addition to the main colors the façade had a variation of the colors by using different color marble (The Façade of the Church). The marbles were imported from all over Italy to construct the prefect Neo-Gothic façade of Santa
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