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Michele Sanmicheli

Sanmicheli, Michele (mēkĕˈlā sänmēkĕˈlē) [key], c.1484–1559, Italian architect and engineer. He was influenced by Bramante's works in Rome, and after 1527 worked primarily in Verona, where his manner changed from a harmonious High Renaissance style toward the more complex and discordant rhythms of mannerist art. Typical of his later style is the Palazzo Bevilacqua, Verona. Other examples of his highly refined style include the Church of the Madonna di Campagna near Verona, the Petrucci Chapel in the Church of San Domenico at Orvieto, the Palazzo Grimani in Venice, and the Canossa and Pompei palaces at Verona.

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