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Great batalay 2010-12-03 7:03

Hello Peter,

Indeed, Brunelleschi's Dome is his architectural masterpiece, but a more lasting legacy is his formulation of 'linear perspective.' Having lost to Ghiberti on the commission to carve the 'Doors of Paradise,' he was dejected. He took his apprentice, Donatello, and left for Rome. It was at the Roman Pantheon that he had ideas about how to build the dome (with a network of hoists from the outside and without using scaffolding). And most likely while traipsing through the Roman Forum, he made the monumental discovery of linear perspective, how to project depth in flat surfaces. It was one of the greatest discoveries of the Renaissance. A generation later, Leonardo, age 19, placed the 2-meter gilded ball on top of Brunelleschi's miraculous dome, and usher in the High Renaissance with his defining work, The Last Supper, that features impeccable one-point perspective.

This is an excellent shot with ideal 2-point perspective. I deserves, however to be submitted at 542x800 pixel file size, instead of the 401x592 pixel shown here.

Warm regards,


Old 12-04-2010, 03:32 PM
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Hi Bulent,
yes ... it would have been that touch better taken up a notch.
many thanxs for the comments.
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