Reflecting on the Renaissance’s ‘all-round’ human code of conduct


“He had a very versatile mind. There is hardly any field of value that he has not mastered.” In his autobiography, written from the perspective of a third-person narrator in the late 1430s, Alberti began to tell his own story with such pride. The versatility of being fluent in not only literature, but also music and plastic arts, even in the fields of dressage and the military.

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