Tuesday, October 1, 2013
During which time Bramante was in charge of rebuilding the church of Santa Maria Presso San Satiro. In this project his knowledge of the rules of perspectives plays a huge role in the theatrical apse. Also in Milan Bramante built structures of Santa Maria della Grazie, Cloisters of Sant’Ambrogio, and Palazzo Caprini.
In 1499 the French army invaded Milan, Bramante fled to Rome. Once in Rome his talents were soon recognized by Cardinal Della Rovere, who would soon become Pope Julius II. One of his first works in Rome was the design of the cloister in Santa Maria della Pace which is near Piazza Navona. The proportions of the cloister simplistic yet spectacular. The columns alter with smaller columns that were placed centered between the the lower arches.
He would then design the Tempietto of San Pietro in Montoria in 1502 for Julius II, which is considered “one of the most harmonious buildings of the renaissance.” It is described as a piece of sculpture due to the fact that is does not have the usual architectural language that is usually found in architecture so far. The building took a classical style but conformed it to more modern times.