The Renaissance is regarded as the time that appreciated art very much. One of the cities that embraced the arts is Florence an Italian city. In fact, it was regarded as the birthplace of renaissance. This made it a valuable place for traders as the Florentine were wealthy. The city has a population of more than 1 million five hundred and twenty thousand people in its metropolis. It is regarded as a beautiful city and has lived up to that claim. The city is littered with sculptures, fresco, beautiful scenery, and many paintings.
Walking through this city is like walking through a giant museum as it is surrounded by historic and valuable works of art. Famous works that are on display throughout the city are: Cathedral do Santa Maria del Fiore which is the largest brick dome, built by renowned Florentine artist Filippo Brunelleschi, a beautiful bridge with many shops on the side known as Ponte Vecchio, Baptistery Campanile by Giotto, a functional aqueduct connected to the famous Neptune’s fountain by Bartholomeo Ammannati, the grand city center known as Piazza Della Signoria.
Piazza Della Signoria was even announced as a world heritage center by UNESCO. Another spectacle is the Uffizi Museum which is taken as an important museum in Italy. The city was originally built to be a garrison, so the city center is covered by walls. This city flourished the most under the rule of the Medici family, whose art-loving Lorenzo supported the city’s artists well. It was said Lorenzo de Medici was an artist himself but never completed any work.
Donatello, Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci are pacesetters in the art world, each with a signature piece. These men had made a name in art and are celebrated since the renaissance till today. Donatello di Niccolo was born in Florence where he picked up his artistic abilities through the plethora of instructors available in Florence. He was known for his simple approach to art, his charisma and patience. A number of pieces are littered around, works like Saint Mark, Saint George, David, Prophet Habakkuk.
Donatello also didn’t hide the fact that he was gay, as he would often write about seeing handsome men around him. Donny left the nation in grief when he died, while Leonardo da Vinci was polishing his skills at Andrea del Verrochio’s workshop as an apprentice. The prodigy worked hard under a harsh tutor, but turned out to become versatile, not only in art, but in biology and engineering as well. Leo’s creations are spread all over Europe as he is internationally acclaimed. Some of Leo’s popular works are, Virgin of the Rocks, Last Supper, Mona Lisa, Vitruvian Man, Lady with Ermine, Salvador Mundi.
Leonardo’s intellectual abilities were unrivaled during his time, however Leo’s artistic abilities were outshadowed by another Florentine, Michelangelo the maker of David. Michelangelo Buonarroti is undoubtedly the most accomplished artist until today, a feat which only such an artist like him could claim. Michael was a virgin until death, although he was very explicit in the genitalia aspect of sculptures. Michelangelo was taught in Tuscany but was not from the area.