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.

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

Madonna and Child, c. 1450. circle of Lorenzo Ghiberti (Italian, 1378-1455).  polychromed terracotta.

Madonna and Child, c. 1450 circle of Lorenzo Ghiberti (Italian, polychromed terracotta, Overall: x x cm

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

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

Lorenzo Ghiberti (1378, Firenze - 1455, Firenze), “Autoritratto” / “Self-Portrait”, 1425-52, Bronzo dorato / Gilded bronze, Battistero / Baptistry, Firenze

Lorenzo Ghiberti

Lorenzo Ghiberti, Self-Portrait -- Sculpted Detail of the East Baptistry Doors in Florence -- Lorenzo Ghiberti (Italian,

The bronze doors known as "The Gates of Paradise" and also simply "Ghiberti's Doors"

The bronze doors known as "The Gates of Paradise" and also simply "Ghiberti's Doors" after their creation by Lorenzo Ghiberti, on the Battistero di San Giovanni (Baptistry of St. John), Florence (Tuscany), Italy ahhhh the detail.

Abraham and Isaac. Doors of Duomo, Florence, Italy. Lorenzo Ghiberti, 15C, Museo dell'Opera del Duomo

The Mythological tale of Abraham and Isaac ( detail from the Golden Doors of the Baptistry, Florence, Italy. Lorenzo Ghiberti, original is now in the Museo dell'Opera del Duomo )

Detail from "The Fall of Jericho", a panel in the famous doors of the Baptistry of San Giovanni by Lorenzo Ghiberti, Florence, Italy, ca. 1410. It captures the nature of the early Hebrews as a traveling armed force.

Detail from "The Fall of Jericho", a panel in the famous doors of the Baptistry of San Giovanni by Lorenzo Ghiberti, Florence, Italy, ca. It captures the nature of the early Hebrews as a traveling armed force

Jacob and Esau 1425-52 | Gilded bronze, 79 x 79 cm | Baptistry, Florence | Lorenzo Ghiberti

Lorenzo Ghiberti, Jacob and Esau 1452 Gilded bronze, 79 x 79 cm Baptistry, Florence

A história de Abraão. O Sacrifício de Isaque. 1425-1452. Painel de bronze. Lorenzo Ghiberti (Florença, Itália, 1378 - 01/12/1455, Florença, Itália). Painel original da 'Porta do Paraíso' do Batistério de São João, na Praça do Duomo em Florença, região da Toscana, Itália. Encontra-se hoje no Museu da Ópera do Duomo em Florença.  Fotografia: Ricardo André Frantz.

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

Lorenzo Ghiberti · Porta del Paradiso · 1425-52 · Museo dell’Opera del Duomo · Firenze

Lorenzo Ghiberti - Porta del Paradiso (EN:East doors of Florence Baptistry of Saint John dubbed by Michelangelo the Gates of Paradise), depict Stories taken from the Old Testament.

St. John the Baptist 1412-16 | Bronze, height 254 cm | Orsanmichele, Florence | Lorenzo Ghiberti

"Saint John the Baptist" Bronze Sculpture -- -- Lorenzo Ghiberti -- Italian -- Bronze -- Orsanmichele, Florence, Italy

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