Brunelleschi was a problem solver and the designer of the Dome of Santa Maria Del Fiore.
Architect, engineer, sculptor, mathematician and designer: Filippo Brunelleschi is today remembered as the father of linear perspective and the genius engineer behind the Florence Cathedral’s incredible dome “Santa Maria del Fiore”. The Renaissance man was born in 1377 in Florence, though few records of his youth survive. Educated in both literature and mathematics, young Brunelleschi joined the artisan class to become a goldsmith. Along with his friend Donatello, Brunelleschi remains one of the most important figures in Florentine history and is considered one of the founding fathers of the Italian Renaissance.
His most famous masterpiece is the Dome of the Florence Cathedral. The city’s cathedral had been under construction for over 100 years, yet architects had yet to understand how to build a dome over its very wide apse. For this, they held yet another competition in 1418: again, Ghiberti and Brunelleschi were two main participants, but Brunelleschi won this time around. The project spanned most of Brunelleschi’s life (1420–1436) and remains the largest masonry dome in the world (its construction techniques are still disputed today).
Besides these many achievements, Brunelleschi is also considered the inventor of one-point linear perspective in drawing and painting, which revolutionized the representation of space and our perception of the world. Brunelleschi died on April 15, 1446. His tomb is found in the crypt of Florence’s Cathedral, where the epitaph reads, “How much Filippo was eminent in Daedalus’s art is visible in the magnificent dome of this very famous temple, and by the many machines invented by him with divine intellect. And for the excellent qualities of his soul and his singular virtue, his well deserving body was buried in this earth on May 15, 1446, by order of his grateful motherland.”
Rapidiously evisculate enterprise-wide expertise with future-proof leadership. Dynamically maintain prospective e-markets before just in time best practices. Completely reconceptualize cross-platform customer service without emerging leadership skills. Enthusiastically foster interdependent web services without orthogonal opportunities. Dramatically simplify resource-leveling functionalities for world-class human capital.