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September 14-18 Early Renaissance

This week we are going to study the “Gates of Paradise” – the eastern doors to the Baptistery of Florence – Baptistery of San Giovanni. These doors were created by Ghiberti 1425-52, Early Renaissance. The doors are 17 ‘ tall and weigh 3 tons. The panels of the doors depict scenes from the New Testament. The door panels are bronze. We are also going to study “The Sacrifice of Issac” by Ghiberti. He created this bronze panel for a competition. The winner of the competition – creating the door of the Baptistery.

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