At the beginning of the 13th century, Tuscan artists began to mainly specialise in sculpture, such as Nicola Pisano, Giovanni Pisano and Arnolfo di Cambio. What followed from those earlier artists represented the pinnacle of artistic grandeur and development of Renaissance architecture in Tuscany. Florence, in particular, is known worldwide to be the birthplace of Italian Renaissance, and when visiting the city, you are surrounded by monuments and buildings which take you to the time of the Medici and the great Tuscan artists.
of engineering and architecture. There were grand buildings, such as the Dome of
Santa Maria del Fiore by Brunelleschi. Paintings like no other also continued
their journey up to the masterpieces from Botticelli, Donatello and Piero della Francesca. From this grew art workshops,
artisans and merchants dealing in art throughout Europe. Nobles wanted to
develop the city of Florence, so construction of religious buildings gardens
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