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Christ at the Column by Bramante – Top 8 Facts

It’s hard to believe but the man who introduced Renaissance architecture to Milan and High Renaissance architecture to Rome was also a renowned painter. Donato Bramante (1444-1514) is world-famous for being the original designer of St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome, but like many of his colleagues, he was multi-talented. In this article, we’ll take a …

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10 Facts about Santa Maria della Pace & Bramante’s Cloister

The city of Rome is a huge open-air museum full of wonderful landmarks from just about any period in history since antiquity. One of these landmarks is a combination of a Renaissance Building and a Baroque building in the heart of the city. Let’s take a closer look at some of the most interesting facts …

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10 Intriguing Santa Maria Presso San Satiro Facts

When Renaissance artist and renowned architect Donato Bramante (1444-1514) was left with too little space to build an apse at the end of a church in Milan, he did something remarkable to solve the problem. In this article, you’ll discover some of the most interesting facts about Santa Maria Presso San Satiro, a church with …

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The Spiraling Bramante Staircase – Top 8 Facts

If you ever get a chance to roam around the Vatican Museums, then you’ll certainly come across one of the most amazing staircases in the world. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at some of the most interesting facts about the Bramante Staircase, an absolute masterpiece of Renaissance architecture. 1. It was designed …

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8 Famous Donato Bramante Works

While he started out as a painter, Donato Bramante soon realized that his true passion and talent was architecture. He introduced Renaissance architecture to Milan and designed various buildings for Ludovico Sforza, the Duke of Milan who also hired Leonardo da Vinci in the late 15th century. After the Duke was kicked out of Milan …

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