Francesco di Giorgio Martini ( 1439-1502 ) :
Painter, sculptor, and architect Temples , began his career as an artist in the first two disciplines , but his greatest fame came to him as an architect and theorist of architecture . As a painter, was not and is much appreciated, and is situated in the Sienese school, in contrast to the first Florentine Renaissance. Painting of Siena, was more archaic , and continued for a long time derivatives Byzantine models .
His paintings , especially the religious are monochrome , with brownish , earthy colors, and elegant and refined lines of the school of his native city, is said to Siena painting is feminine without being effeminate . From troubled young feature geometry and perspective, so in his early paintings sought architectures represent his invention . Soon almost completely abandoned painting , except to illustrate his architectural studies .
As theoretical published a treatise called ” Treaty of Civil and Military Architecture ” , much appreciated and known since then until today . Among his best known architectural works , this project for the dome of the Cathedral of Milan . The well-known painter and author of ” The most exelentes painters , sculptors and architects of the Renaissance” Giorgio Vasari, Francesco di Giorgio said : ” Distinguished Architect specializing in construction of forts and war machines
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In this case, the paint colors are ocher , brown and brown , in different gradations are justified by the materials that are represented , though the sky background is very faint blue , surely the artist did not want to distract a patch of blue stronger contemplation architectures .
I think justice highlight the Lodge magnificent lintel of the first term , through which we have the vision colonnade background . The columns of Doric shaft, but not entasis , surmounted by composite capitals , are beautiful, and the roofs of classic coffered relief refer to the classic architecture Greek and Roman , very studied in the Renaissance , especially treaties architect of the Empire, Vitruvius .