Donato Bramante – Italian architect of the Renaissance, was born in the city of Urbino.
The structures of Bramante, located in Rome, are considered as the most characteristic examples of the high Renaissance style. In 1477, Donato Bramante painted murals in the city palace of Bergamo. In Milan, as well as nearby towns, the artist created paintings that return to the works of Pierre Dell Francesca, Mantegna.
Bramante designed most of the church of Santa Maria San Saniro in Milan. The famous chorus, drawn in perspective, gives the illusion of bulk and depth, despite the fact that it is not large in size. Bramante also designed the eastern part of Santa Maria del Grazie, an extensive dome-shaped part of the old Gothic church. After 1499 in the biography of Donato Bramante, Rome was abandoned. Until then, he worked on a simple, but beautiful monastery of Santa Maria della Pace, an elegant Tempietto with rounded forms in Montorio.
Other works of the architect in Rome are the Belvedere courtyard, the massive court palace, the church of Santa Maria del Popolo, and other churches. In addition, Bramante designed his own huge house with rhythmically arranged Doric columns.
One of the most important works in the biography of Donato Bramante is most probably the Saint Peters project, an impressive domed structure of enormous size. Later, the building was redesigned, received a more elongated shape. The plans of the great architect also influenced a number of smaller churches.