Leon Battista Alberti

Renaissance architecture and geometry
Leon Battista Alberti’s 1435 treatise on geometry and science made him qualified as a scientist, as it explained to painters how to place their figures in proper perspective, and one can claim that his beautiful buildings are great works of art.
He was the father of Early Renaissance art theory and the archetypal “universal man” because of his great adaptability. He is revered first and foremost as the founder of modern architecture. 
Alberti’s faith in mathematical principles and rational order led him into overlapping fields, including science, art, philosophy, cosmography, cryptology, and modern and classical languages. He is the first to produce self-portrait.


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