Arnolfo di Cambio painting Madonna in Throne

Arnolfo di Cambio
Arnolfo di Cambio (Colle Val d'Elsa 1245 - Florence 1310) was a sculptor and architect. The first news of him there are internal to 1266 as a disciple of Nicola Pisano for the construction of the Cathedral of Siena. In the early years of his career working in Rome, Bologna and Perugia.

On 8 September 1296 in Florence Cardinal Pietro Valeriano places the foundation stone for the construction of the cathedral designed by Arnolfo di Cambio. In 1300 the Council of the Hundred of Florence convene Arnolfo di Cambio in Florence to complete work on the cathedral. In the design of Arnolfo di Cambio regarding the church of Santa Maria del Fiore we can see the floor plan with the grandstand triconca topped by a dome.

Even in the facade are the "hand" of Arnolfo; stand out in fact the statue of the Madonna and Child and the Virgin of the Nativity (Museo dell'Opera del Duomo).

By Arnolfo is also the internal structure of the church of Santa Croce in which we can admire the harmony of space, spacious and classically articulated in its structural components.
Be attributed to Arnolfo di Cambio also the rebuilding of the Old Palace and the Abbey.


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