Ceaser A. Cruz had once said, “Art should comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable”. The meaning of these words still holds prevalence in society. Throughout the world, there have been numerous art movements. Indeed, they inspired the architects too. The lines between art and architecture appear blurred sometimes. Often, they overlap one another. Thus, here are few architectural styles inspired by art movements:
Renaissance art movement flourished in Italy throughout the fourteenth, fifteenth, and sixteenth centuries. Although the Renaissance movement happened all over Europe. It became dominant in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries in Italy. The term “Renaissance” is a French word, meaning “Re-birth”. In the field of art, Renaissance induced new techniques. This included the realistic painting of human figures with oil. Like greater attention to the details, became widely popular. Motivated by all the art developments, the architects discovered a harmony between human proportions and building structures.
A major characteristic feature of the architectural style is the immense emphasis on symmetry, proportion, and regularity of parts. This included an orderly pattern of the columns, arches, domes, etc. Major work includes St Peter’s Basilica in Italy. It is the most renowned work of Renaissance architecture. The area covered is vast. The length of St Peters is 720 feet while the width is 490 feet. The height measures up to 448 feet. Likewise, the dome of St. Peter’s is the tallest one in the world. It dominates the skyline of the city. Also, the dome is built on four pendentives i.e. the triangular part of a spherical surface. This included the construction of massive piers. Interior decoration comprises the use of marbles and sculptures. Certainly, Renaissance sculptures like Michelangelo’s Pieta. The architecture includes Roman inscriptions, each of which 4.6 feet in height. It is the iconic excellence of the structure, that makes it well-known.