Category Archives: Leon Battista Alberti

Career Advice from the Renaissance

“To decide which is the most suitable career to himself, a man must take two things into account: the first is his own intelligence, his mind and his body, everything about himself; and the second, the question requiring close considerations, … Continue reading

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Artists and the Liberal Arts

“I want the painter, as far as he is able, to be learned in all the liberal arts, but I wish him above all to have a good knowledge of geometry….Our rudiments, from which the complete and perfect art of … Continue reading

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Humanity as God’s Creation

“Nature, that is, God, made man a composite of two parts, one celestial and divine, the other most beautiful and noble among mortal things. ┬áHe provided him with a form and a body suited to every sort of movement, so … Continue reading

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