Bbramante of the High Renaissance

The High Renaissance

Art 101

April 18, 2011

            Donato Bramante was from the Italian Renaissance and was greatly famous for his work. Donato Bramante was a painter and an architect. (2008, In the Columbia Encyclopedia)   He was born near Urbino (1444-1514). He introduced the early Renaissance style to Milian and the High Renassiance style to Rome, where most famous designs was St. Peter’s Basilica. ( In 1477; Bramante painted frescoes in the municipal palace at Bergamo. He executed paintings that recall the works by Piero della Francesca and Mantegna in Milan, Pavia,Vigevano, and neighboring cities.(2008, In The Columbia Encyclopedia) Bramante went to Milan in 1481 and like Leonardo, stayed there until the French arrived in 1499. In Milan, he abandoned painting to become one of his generation’s most renowned architects. He was under the influence of Filippo Brunelleschi, Leon Battista Alberti, and perhaps Leonardo, all of whom strongly favored the art and architecture of classical antiquity, Bramante developed the High Renaissance form of central-plan church. (Kleiner, 2010, p. 475) Bramante’s architecture style was consistent with the humanistic of values of the day, based on ancient Roman models.   He settled in Rome in 1499, there he studied ancient Rome ruins. He had a wide knowledge of ancient architecture. Pope Alexander VI and Julius II employed Bramante as an architect. Bramante buildings in Rome are the most characteristic examples of High Renaissance. (Sauer, J. (1907). Donato Bramante. In The Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company) One of his earliest works in Rome, before the Basilica's construction got under way, are the cloisters (1504) of Santa Maria della Pace near Piazza Navona. ( His other works in Rome include the Belvedere courtyard at the Vatican, designs for a massive Palace of the Tribunals, the choir of Santa Maria del Popolo and other churches, and...