Friday, June 29, 2012

Italian Renaissance Artist:Brunelleschi

Brunelleschi was a famous architect in Florence, Italy. He was born in 1377, died in 1446. In his early life he was trained to be a sculptor and a goldsmith. He started an apprenticeship as a goldsmith and passed his exams. Brunelleschi became a goldsmith. 

Later on Brunelleschi started to work in architecture. He started working on a design for domes and he won the because he had the best design. Also he worked on the Santa Maria Di Fiori. He worked on many things  and he made many designs. Then he died though people never found out the cause of his death.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Medici Family

The Medici family was a powerful family in Italy. They weren't powerful at first, but they came to the top. People wanted to be around them and they wanted to know them. They ended up having a war with people and they killed people. I don't think that they had a good impact on society.