Leon Battista Alberti, the quintessential 'Renaissance men'. - |
Born in Genoa, Leon Battista Alberti was an Italian writer, architect, and humanist who lived from 1404 to 1472. Through a combination of his theoretical writings on architecture, sculpture, and painting, Alberti is credited with raising these practices and methods from a level of mechanicals arts to one of liberal arts, bringing two separate areas of theory together to define how we see various art forms to this day.