You are here: Art > Biography > Italian

Life of LEON BATTISTA ALBERTI


 Advertisements

 
  Italian architect, humanist, antiquarian, mathematician, art theorist, "universal man" of the Early Renaissance. He is principally famous as an architect, but is also known to have practised as a painter and sculptor. The only work attributable to him in these arts is the plaque, said to be a self-portrait, in Washington. His importance in the arts of painting and sculpture is on account of his theoretical writings, De Sculptura and especially Della Pittura (1435), which gives the first exposition in the Renaissance of the theory of perspective as well as of History Painting. His influential treatise Della Pittura (On Painting) was the first modern manual for painters. It was circulated in manuscript until 1540, when it was first printed.
  
 Advertisements
Self-Portrait
click to see full size image
See more details about "Self-Portrait"
Exterior of Tempio Malatestiana
click to see full size image
See more details about "Exterior of Tempio Malatestiana"

Pages :  1 

 


If you want write a review , you have to be registered. Login or Sign up / register
 Advertisements

Also see ...

ALBERTINELLI, Mariotto

ALBOTTO, Francesco

ALCIBAR, José de

ALENZA Y NIETO, Leonardo

ALLEGRAIN, Christophe-Gabriel



        


 Translation  Spanish  German  French  Italian
 painter  pintor  maler  peintre  pittore
 painting  pintura  Anstrich  peinture  pittura
 paintings  pinturas  Anstriche  peintures  pitture
 biography  biografía  Biographie  biographie  biografia
 gallery  galería  Galerie  galerie  galleria