Renaissance architecture, of which Florentine Flippo Bruneleschi is considered the founder, emerged with the idea of reviving the ancient Greek and Roman culture after the medieval culture.
While Renaissance architecture, in which stone and marble materials were predominantly used, emerged mostly with civil buildings, the construction of religious buildings continued alongside these buildings. Religious buildings seem to indicate that the religious beliefs of the Middle Ages were destroyed during this period. The high structures with pointed vaults, pointed arches and bell towers, which enabled the approach to God, were replaced by lower central planned structures with round arches and barrel vaults.
The central buildings that we started to see again with Renaissance architecture actually took their features from Byzantium and continued to create excitement. In this architectural space, the movement of space had a static effect, and in these buildings the human was once again the main unit of measurement. Since all facades were equally important and decorated in the Renaissance, the buildings gained a flamboyant appearance despite their simplicity.
Under the influence of Renaissance architecture, artists began to depict nature in their works. The "Early Renaissance Movement" in Florence, which can be considered as the first phase of the Renaissance and the individual search for innovation by artists, reduced the influence of the church in buildings and brought a civil architecture to the forefront.
The "circle form", which was an attractive form for Renaissance designers and symbolized the perfection of God, appears frequently in buildings and still offers a visual feast today. During the Renaissance period, the effect of depth was tried to be given in architecture as in painting and sculpture.
The arches opening inward in the windows are provided with high ribs in the domes. In our content on architecture during the Renaissance period, we think that it would be impossible not to discuss Milan, the "Capital of Magnificent Architecture", and examine its buildings closely. Sforzesto Castle and Duomo di Milano, an imposing four-sided brick block of theatrical memories.
It is a grand and immense cathedral, built of white marble, full of bell towers, with gable roofs where the wall meets the gable roof, with pointed spires and sculptures, at the end of the grand cobblestone promenade. Milan, which allows us to breathe history and modernism in the same city with its magnificent buildings, should be at the top of the visit list of those who want to see the Renaissance inspirations up close and learn the historical values of these works.
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