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