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Jacopo Sansovino

( Architect, sculptures)

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Cansovino was known during his lifetime, primarily as a sculptor. But it was his architectural practice, largely determined the subsequent development of Venetian architecture, was the basis of his posthumous fame.

Tattoo, Jacopo D'Antoni, called Sansovino, was born in Florence in 1486.

In 1502, arrived in Florence, Andrea Sansovino, a prominent sculptor and architect of Italy and Spain. To him that the boy and determined to teach sculpture. Hence the new name Jacopo - Sansovino.

In 1505 Jacopo was invited to Rome, Giuliano da Sangallo, the architect of Pope Julius II. There he came under the patronage of Bramante.

Same Bramante, who wanted to Pope Julius learned Sansovino, Jacopo ordered to order the restoration of some ancient sculpture. Hand in this case, Sansovino displayed in their recovery such ease and such a skill, and Dad decided that - better to do it is simply impossible. Such praise is so whipped Sansovino, that he overtrained, trying to outdo himself. Besides, he was ill-health. In the end, Jacopo fell ill so that he had to save the life back in 1511 in Florence.

In 1518 Sansovino returns to Rome. He performs there in addition to sculptures and architectural first - designing the church of San Giovanni de'Forentini.

. In 1529 Sansovino, appointed chief architect of a business trip to the possessions of Venice.

. Sansovino in Venice built a number of remarkable buildings: the Palazzo Corner della Ca Grande (1532), . sets it apart from previous palaces especially solemn-scale systems, . excellent Library of San Marco (begun in 1536), . Strict building of the Mint (1537-1545), . Lodzhettu (1537-1540), . located at the foot of the Campanile of San Marco and the front of the entrance to the Doge's Palace, . characteristic of the age-old Venetian love of decor.,

. The architect felt fine spirit of Venice
. Just because he boldly put a Renaissance building opposite the library on a completely different style of the Doges' Palace

. However, in December 1545 on the construction of the library ceiling collapsed arches and Jacopo was dismissed from government service, but in 1547, was rehabilitated and restored to their former posts.

. Near the library, from the embankment, built towers Sansovino Mint - La Dzekka
. On the opposite side of the channel is reflected in the water a number of palaces. Among them - the Palazzo Corner, built by Sansovino in the thirties on the site burned down, the older buildings.

Lodzhetta from the bell tower - one of the best works of Sansovino. It is decorated with three arches on the facade, graceful columns, statues, reliefs and balustrade. In finishing amazingly beautiful blend different shades of marble: pink columns, green walls, yellow, marbled with white Niche. The sculptural frieze placed reliefs depicting the allegory of Venice and the islands of Cyprus and Candia. Bronze statues in niches - work very Sansovino - represent Minerva, Apollo, Mercury, and Peace, which embody the wisdom, the harmony inherent in the Venetian Republic, its commitment to peace.

. Regarding personality Jacopo Sansovito left view Vasari: "By their physique Jacopo was of medium height, not fat and just kept on the move
. He was white-faced, with a red beard, and in his youth a very handsome and pleasant to use, why it is very like different women, even with the high position.

. Having grown older, he acquired a respectable posture, with a beautiful white beard, but with the gait of young men, and reached devyanostotrehletnego age, he remained extremely vigorous and healthy
. He liked to dress decently and kept his own person in the greatest purity, as well as to old age continued to love women and talk about whom he liked very much ....

. ... As for his spiritual qualities, he was very circumspect and all foresaw the future, balancing it with the past
. In his deeds he was rachitelen, despite all the difficulties, and never neglected his duties for the sake of pleasure. He spoke well and did not skimp on words on any subject, in which he was well informed, with great ease referring to numerous examples. And that, he was nice and great and small this world, and his friends. Until the last years of his life he retained the memory of extraordinary freshness and to the minutest detail, and remembered his childhood, and the plundering of Rome, and many of the successes and hardships in their time they experienced. In his generosity he was nobody refused and he loved his parents so as to deprive themselves of many comforts in order to assist them, although he lived at a discount, using the good name and respected. There were times when he succumbed to an outbreak of anger seething in him with an indomitable force, but he soon departed, and often enough it was the four pathetic words that he has tears in his eyes stood out ...".

. In 1568, the master no longer engage in creative practice
. Sansovino died in Venice in 1570. His body with great honor was buried in his own chapel in the church of San Gimignano.


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