He also taught me about a new technique called chiaroscuro which is the careful use of light and shadow. He also used science and math to show me how to draw the human anatomy more accurately and to show me how to represent objects in relative sizes so that smaller objects appear to be farther from the viewer than larger objects and allow for everything to fit into its space which is a technique called linear perspective.
When it came to teaching techniques for architecture we did a lot of traveling, all of which was funded by the Medici family. We traveled to the Middle East, Greece and Rome and looked at the ancient structures to analyze the techniques that they used. We also spent time studying the dome that tops the Santa Maria del Fiore, which my master calls an architectural marvel. I learned about the golden mean which is found in nature in the shape of a leaf or the spiral of a shell, the golden mean is thought to add harmonious composition to buildings and other str