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Lorenzo Ghiberti

Gates of Paradise - Lorenzo Ghiberti - Florence Baptistery. Our tips for 25 places to visit in Italy: http://www.europealacarte.co.uk/blog/2012/01/12/what-to-do-in-italy/

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from Smithsonian

The Gates of Paradise

The Baptistery of St. John boasts the famous bronze doors by Ghiberti that Michelangelo dubbed “The Gates of Paradise”...Florence, Italy

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If Piero is insufficient, we seek further order and purity of geometry at the hand of Ghilberti - and a visit to the Baptistery.

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Ghiberti's Gates of Paradise. He beat out Brunelleschi for the design of the Florence baptistery doors.

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Lorenzo Ghiberti 'Sacrifice of Isaac' panel from the Baptistry doors - Battistero di San Giovanni - Florence, Italy - period of creation 1401-1422

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Gates of Paradise The sculptor Lorenzo Ghiberti worked for 27 years to finish the East doors of the baptistery. They depict famous scenes from the Old Testament. Ghiberti employed the recently discovered principles of perspective to give depth to his compositions which today - 500 years later - are among the most heralded pieces of art in Florence.

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Lorenzo Ghiberti, Creation of Adam and Eve 1425/ 1452 Gilded bronze, 79 x 79 cm Baptistry, Florence

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Lorenzo Ghiberti's Gates of Paradise on the Duomo's Baptistry in Florence, Italy | chapter 53

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Lorenzo Ghiberti - 1378-1455 - the east doors of Baptistery - Florence, Italy