Mauro

Codussi

Artistic period 1451 to 1500

Nationality

Italian

Birth

ca. 1441 (Bergamo)

Death

1504 (Venezia)

Biography

Mauro Codussi, also known as Mauro Coducci, (* around 1440 in LennaValle Brembana near Bergamo; † 1504 in Venice) was an Italian stonemason and architect of the early Renaissance.

Mauro Codussi was probably trained as a stonemason in Lombardy. Around 1470 he came to Venice at the same time as Pietro Lombardo, with whom he subsequently worked on a number of buildings.

Codussi was the first architect in Venice to take up Florentine ideas, so he was familiar with Alberti's buildings in Rimini and Mantua. In his designs, he combined innovations from the Renaissance with Byzantine architectural forms inherited from Venice. Typical for him are a preference for horizontal elements, a rich ornamental design and semi-circular gable endings.