Lorenzo Ghiberti, GATES OF PARADISE

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Lorenzo Ghiberti, Gates of Paradise

  • Formerly on the Baptistery of San Giovanni, Florence. c. 1435. Gilded bronze, 79 cm square. Museo dell’Opera del Duomo, Florence.
  • Italian Renaissance
  • The Gates of Paradise are an incredible example of linear perspective in sculpture, as well as the representation of classic architecture. The figures in the scenes are realistic, and they are realistically proportioned to the world around them. As the figures go further into the background, they get smaller. The Gates of Paradise also showcases the added importance of the artist during the Italian Renaissance. Ghiberti includes a bust of himself in the border of the work. He wants people to know who made the work. This is a result of Renaissance Humanism.923-004-39863651

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