Tuesday, April 5, 2011

The Gates of Paradise, Part Two

Mr. Hunter recommends visiting the Museo dell'Opera del Duomo in Florence, home to the original panels of Lorenzo Ghiberti's Gates of Paradise doors.  It's a light and airy museum that also features some lovely Michelangelo statues, figures from the Duomo cathedral, and a striking statue of Mary Magdalene by Donatello.

Ghiberti's Jacob and Esau panel

I love these dogs from the Jacob and Esau panel!

the courtyard where the original Ghiberti panels are displayed

San Francisco's Grace Cathedral has a lovely site about the specific Ghiberti panels.

Museo dell'Opera del Duomo
Florence, Italy
June 2008

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