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  1. 1. Ghiberti and the Baptistery Doors of Florence By Adam Helus & Daniel Steele
  2. 2. Lorenzo Ghiberti <ul><li>Early Life </li></ul><ul><li>Lorenzo Ghiberti was born in Pelago, near Florence. </li></ul><ul><li>Began his career as a fresco painter. </li></ul><ul><li>Lorenzo was still unknown at the time. </li></ul><ul><li>Ghiberti was commissioned to make a set of doors for a baptistery. </li></ul>Krautheimer, Richard and Trude Krautheimer-Hess. Lorenzo Ghiberti. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1982. Daniel Steele
  3. 3. Family <ul><li>Ghiberti’s parents seperated at a young age. </li></ul><ul><li>This was unusual at the time. </li></ul><ul><li>Ghiberti left his family to live with Bartoluccio. </li></ul><ul><li>He regarded Bartoluccio as his father. </li></ul>Krautheimer, Richard and Trude Krautheimer-Hess. Lorenzo Ghiberti. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1982. Daniel Steele
  4. 4. Accomplishments <ul><li>Lorenzo’s first work of art was the set of Bronze Doors. </li></ul><ul><li>It took him 21 years to finish. </li></ul><ul><li>After the first set he started on a second pair called “Gates of Paradise.” </li></ul><ul><li>The “Gates of Paradise,” took 27 years to complete. </li></ul>Draper, James David. &quot;Bronze Sculpture in the Renaissance&quot;. In Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History . New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2000 Daniel Steele
  5. 5. Life Work Gates of Paradise Sacrifice of Isaac North Doors Bronze Doors
  6. 6. Minor Works <ul><li>Lorenzo crafted glass windows for the Cathedral. </li></ul><ul><li>He also made frames for his classical and native pictures. </li></ul><ul><li>Ghiberti put porches on the baptistery in Florence. </li></ul>Draper, James David. &quot;Bronze Sculpture in the Renaissance&quot;. In Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History . New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2000 Daniel Steele
  7. 7. Sculptures <ul><li>Lorenzo was also famous for a few of his sculptures. </li></ul><ul><li>St. John the Baptist is a bronze statue by Ghiberti located in one of the 14 niches of the Orsanmichele in Florence, Italy </li></ul>St. John the Baptist Avery, Charles. Florentine Renaissance Sculpture. London, England: John Murray Ltd, 1970. Daniel Steele
  8. 8. Lorenzo’s Later Life <ul><li>Lorenzo took pleasure in the art of sculpture and design. </li></ul><ul><li>Many of his sculptures were bronze and he made them of many of his friends. </li></ul><ul><li>Lorenzo wrote a book, I Commentarii which shed more light on his humanists interests. </li></ul>Krautheimer, Richard and Trude Krautheimer-Hess. Lorenzo Ghiberti. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1982. Daniel Steele
  9. 9. Bernini
  10. 10. Gian Lorenzo Bernini <ul><li>Bernini was an Italian artist </li></ul><ul><li>Possibly the greatest sculptor of the 17 th Century </li></ul><ul><li>Created the Baroque style of sculpture. </li></ul>Scribner III, Charles. Bernini. Harry N. Abrams, Inc. New York, 1991. Adam Helus
  11. 11. Early Years <ul><li>His career began with his father who was also a sculptor. </li></ul><ul><li>Strongly influenced by his study of antique Greek and Roman marbles. </li></ul><ul><li>Bernini earned the patronage of Pope Paul V. </li></ul>Baldinucci, Filippo. Translated by C. Enggass. The Life of Bernini . Pennsylvania State University Press. 1966. Adam Helus
  12. 12. Family <ul><li>His father was a talented sculptor of the late Mannerist style. </li></ul><ul><li>Bernini soon surpassed his father in excellence. </li></ul><ul><li>His mother was Neapolitan even though Bernini himself was Roman. </li></ul>Baldinucci, Filippo. Translated by C. Enggass. The Life of Bernini . Pennsylvania State University Press. 1966 Adam Helus
  13. 13. Early Works <ul><li>Bernini’s early sculptures attracted Cardinal Borghese. </li></ul><ul><li>Under his patronage he carved Aeneas, Anchises, and Ascanius and Apollo and Daphne. </li></ul><ul><li>Avery, Charles. Bernini: Genius of the Baroque . Thames & Hudson. 2006. Adam Helus </li></ul>
  14. 14. Famous Sculptures Pluto and Persephone Ecstasy of St. Theresa David
  15. 15. Paintings <ul><li>Bernini was also a talented painter. </li></ul><ul><li>He mainly painted in his youth. </li></ul><ul><li>Most of his paintings were portraits of important people. </li></ul><ul><li>Avery, Charles. Bernini: Genius of the Baroque . Thames & Hudson. 2006. Adam Helus </li></ul>
  16. 16. Later Life <ul><li>His final work was the Bust of the Savior . </li></ul><ul><li>Bernini remained an active artist until his death. </li></ul><ul><li>Bernini died on Nov. 1680 in Rome, Italy. </li></ul>Bust of the Savior Baldinucci, Filippo. Translated by C. Enggass. The Life of Bernini . Pennsylvania State University Press. 1966. Adam Helus
  17. 17. Works Cited <ul><li>Draper, James David. &quot;Bronze Sculpture in the Renaissance&quot;. In Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History . New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2000 </li></ul><ul><li>Avery, Charles. Florentine Renaissance Sculpture. London, England: John Murray Ltd, 1970. </li></ul><ul><li>Krautheimer, Richard and Trude Krautheimer-Hess. Lorenzo Ghiberti. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1982. </li></ul><ul><li>Scribner III, Charles. Bernini. Harry N. Abrams, Inc. New York, 1991. </li></ul><ul><li>Baldinucci, Filippo. Translated by C. Enggass. The Life of Bernini . Pennsylvania State University Press. 1966. </li></ul><ul><li>Avery, Charles. Bernini: Genius of the Baroque . Thames & Hudson. 2006. </li></ul>

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