idesign > Keystones > Palaces and Studios

Italy, 15th Century AC

 

 

Renaissance Palaces

Renaissance Interiors

Studios

Andrea Palladio's Villas

 

Pictures

Links

help

 

 

 

andrea palladio drawing pic from www.essential-architecture.com

image source: www.essential-architecture.com

 

DOWNLOAD 3D MODEL

 

 

 

       
Renaissance Palaces  

palazzo farnese picture from www.romaviva.com

image source: www.romaviva.com

villa cornaro picture from www.boglewood.com

image source: www.boglewood.com

  In Italy, there was a rediscovery and appropriation of the classical orders of architecture. Rome's structural elements, its arches, vaults, and domes, as well as its decorative forms, served as an open treasury, from which the designers of the 15th cent. unstintingly borrowed, adapting them to new needs in original combinations. Although built using Roman motifs, the churches, town halls, palaces, and villas showed new developments in plan and structure. Info source: www.infoplease.com
       
Renaissance Interiors  

renaissance interior picture from

image source: www.wga.hu

renaissance interior pic from bojnicecastle.sk

mage source: www.wga.hu

  The Renaissance brought back the Roman vocabulary of ornament, although the emphasis was now sometimes in different places. The classical orders (columns with base, shaft, capital, and entablature) were borrowed, and adapted to dress the new architectural style. Architects became highly skilled in the treatment of space, and decoration often played a major part in defining and enriching their vigorous spatial effects. Classical architectural forms were used in plasterwork, inlaid woodwork, and painted decoration as well as for staircases, doors, windows, and fireplaces, which formed increasingly important and elaborate features of interior design. Decorative details inspired by the antique were also used, executed in a wide variety of techniques; garlands, caryatids (statues of women used as supporting pillars), lion masks, grotesques, reclining amorini (cupids), cornucopia (horns overflowing with flowers or fruit), arabesques (entwining scroll and plant motifs), and trophies of arms are among the most familiar. Info source: www.britannica.com
       
Studios  

san girolamo painting from agisoftware.it

image source: www.agisoftware.it

 

This painting made by Antonello da Messina is called "San Gerolamo nello Studio": Saint Gerolamo in the Office.

The "Studiolo" was the most representative place ambient of renaissance palace, because it perfectly symbolized what was renaissance style of life. During this period, in fact, great importance was given to cultural and intellectual values.

The studiolo was a room, a place of retreat and study for princes and scholars. In her two successive residences in Mantua, Isabelle d'Este created a studiolo to display her antiquities and the copies of antique bronzes she collected, and also mythological pictures painted specially for the studiolo, such as those by Mantegna. Francesco I de Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany, installed a studiolo studiolo in his chambers in the Palazzo Vecchio in Florence, covering its walls with paneling and paintings.

Info source: www.france.fr

       
Palladio's Villas  

Villa Almerico by Andrea Palladio pic from ww

villa cornaro interiors from boglewood.com

images source: www.boglewood.com

 

"Andrea Palladio (1508-1580) remains the most influential architect in the history of architecture. About 450 years ago his country houses -- called "villas" -- began to appear in the countryside of the Veneto, the mainland province around Venice.

Palladio's villas revolutionized Western architecture in the 17th and 18th centuries, produced the school of Southern architecture in the 19th century, and changed the way homes look in our contemporary world. His influence was ensured by his revolutionary treatise The Four Books of Architecture (1570)". Info source: www.boglewood.com

 

         
       

Pictures

 

palladian architecture picture from www.essential-architecture.com

image source: www.essential-architecture.com

 

coniugi arnolfini renaissance interior pic from www.jimdlong.comimage source: www.jim3dlong.com

saint peter pic from www.vitruvio.chimage source: wwww.vitruvio.ch

palazzo farnese picture from depts.washington.eduimage source: depts.whashington.edu

villa pisani picture from www.vitruvio.chimage source: wwww.vitruvio.ch

renaissance carved buffet picture from www.antiqueseruro.comimage source: www.antiqueseuro.com

chaise a bras picture from mad.lesartsdecoratifs.frimage source: mad.lesartsdecoratifs.fr

 

 

 

 

 

   
       
Links  

more about renaissance furniture: idesign / keystones / architectural furniture

more about renaissance decorations: iDesign / keystones / the invention of perspective

history of the renaissance: www.historyworld.net , web.kyoto-inet.or.jp

the renaissance across europe : www.vitruvio.ch

about renaissance interiors: www.oldandsold.com

more late renaissance furniture: mad.lesartsdecoratifs.fr

more about Andrea Palladio's Villas: www.boglewood.com

renaissance architecture 3d models: www.greatbuildings.com

 

DOWNLOAD 3D MODEL

 

 

 

 

 

 

   
       
Help  

how to navigate this page:

 

Please scroll up, down, left and right this page. You can either scroll the page by using the browser scrollbar on the right of the browser window or by pressing your keyboard arrows.