Tag: mathematician

Galileo Galilei

(1564–1642) Galileo di Vincenzo Bonaiuti de’ Galilei Works: • Discourse on Floating Bodies (English) • The Sidereal Messenger of Galileo Galilei (English) Galileo in Art: Sustermans, Justus (1597-1681) Ritratto di Galileo Galilei 1635 Galleria degli Uffizi, Firenze   Born February…

Allegoria della Prudenza (early 1680s)

Giordano, Luca (1634-1705) Allegoria della Prudenza (Allegory of Prudence) early 1680s Oil on canvas, 99.7 x 95.2 cm National Gallery, London This modello, or detailed oil study, is one of a group of 12 that Giordano made in preparation for the ceiling frescoes…

Antonio Manetti

(1423–1497) Antonio di Tuccio Manetti Works: • Novella del Grasso legnaiuolo (Italian) • Studi sulla Divina commedia (Italian) • Vita di Filippo di ser Brunellesco architetto fiorentino (Italian) Born July 6 1423 Firenze (Italia) Died May 26 1497 Firenze (Italia) Occupation Architect…

Filippo Brunelleschi

(1377–1446) The artist’s works: Sacrificio di Isacco 1401 Museo del Bargello, Firenze Works: • Santa Croce (Firenze) • Santa Maria del Fiore (Firenze) • Spedale degli Innocenti (Firenze) Born 1377 Firenze (Italia) Died April 15 1446 Firenze (Italia) Buried Santa Maria del Fiore (Firenze) Occupation Architect Designer Occupation…

Piero della Francesca

(c.1416–1492) Piero di Benedetto de’ Franceschi The artist’s works: Battesimo di Cristo after 1437 National Gallery, London Sant’Apollonia c.1455–1460 National Gallery of Art, Washington Madonna col Bambino e quattro angeli c.1460–1470 Clark Art Institute, Williamstown San Michele Arcangelo completed 1469 National Gallery, London Natività…

Paolo Uccello

(1397–1475) Paolo di Dono or Paolo Doni The artist’s works: Annunciazione early 1420s Ashmolean Museum, Oxford San Giorgio e il drago c.1430 National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne Santa Monica e due fanciulli oranti c.1430–1435 Galleria degli Uffizi, Firenze Battaglia di San Romano c.1435–1440…

René Descartes

(1596–1650) Renatus Cartesius Works: • A Discourse of a Method for the Well Guiding of Reason and the Discovery of Truth in the Sciences (English) • Betrachtungen über die Grundlagen der Philosophie (German) • Discours de la méthode (French) •…

Blaise Pascal

(1623–1662) Works: • Notes de Voltaire et de Condorcet sur les pensées de Pascal (French) • Pascal’s Pensées (English) • The Thoughts of Blaise Pascal (English) Born June 19 1623 Clermont-Ferrand (France) Died August 19 1662 Paris (France) Occupation Inventor Mathematician…

Giacomo Casanova

(1725–1798) Giacomo Girolamo Casanova Jacques, Chevalier de Seingalt Works: • The Memoirs of Jacques Casanova de Seingalt (English) Filmography as Writer: Il Casanova di Federico Fellini 1976 Director: Federico Fellini Starring: Donald Sutherland, Tina Aumont     Casanova in Film: La nuit de…