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CHAPTER 21

FIFTEENTH CENTURY ITALIAN RENAISSANCE ART I

Sculpture

Sculptors at the Beginning of the Century

  1. Filippo Brunelleschi. Sacrifice of Isaac, competition panel for the east doors of the baptistery of Florence, 1401-1402. Gilded bronze relief.
  2. Lorenzo Ghiberti. Sacrifice of Isaac, competition panel for the east door of the baptistery of Florence, 1401-1402. Gilded bronze relief.
  3. Nanni di Banco (1384-1421) Quattro Santi Coronati (Four Crowned Saints). Circa 1408-1414. Marble. Orsanmichele. Florence.
Some Web sites for these artists and related material

Lorenzo Ghiberti (1378-1455)

  1. Lorenzo Ghiberti. East doors: "The Gates of Paradise", baptistery of the Cathedral of Florence. 1425-1452. Gilded bronze relief. Detail: Isaac and his sons.
Some Web sites for Lorenzo Ghiberti

Donatello (1386-1466)

  1. Donatello. St. George. 1415-1417. Marble. Originally, Orsanmichele, Florence.
  2. Donatello. Zuccone. 1423-1425. Originally on the Campanile of the Cathedral of Florence.
  3. Donatello. David. Circa 1428-1432.
  4. Donatello. Mary Magdalen. Polychrome and gilded wood. 1454-1455.
  5. Donatello. Gattamelata. Equestrian statue of Erasmo da Narni. 1445-1450.
Some Web sites for Donatello

Jacopo Della Quercia

Architecture

Architecture in Fifteenth Century Florence

A good brief survey of the Duomo and several palaces

Filippo Brunelleschi

  1. Filippo Brunelleschi. Florence Cathedral. Dome. 1420-1436. A site devoted to the building of the Dome; includes views of Florence shot "live" from a camera on top of the Dome.
  2. Filippo Brunelleschi. Ospedale degli Innocenti. (Foundling Hospital) Piazza della Santissima Annunziata, Florence, 1419-1424.
  3. Filippo Brunelleschi. Church of Santo Spirito, Florence. Begun 1436. Detail: plan of proposed and of completed church.
  4. The Pazzi Chapel, Santa Croce, Florence. 1429-1461.
Some Web sites for Brunelleschi

Michelozzo (1396-1472)

  1. Palazzo Medici. Florence. Begun 1444. Detail: the courtyard.

Painting

Gentile da Fabriano (1370-1427)

  1. Adoration of the Magi. Tempera on wood. 1423.
Gentile da Fabriano and The International Gothic in Italy



International Gothic Outside of Italy



Masaccio (1400-1428)

  1. Masaccio. The Tribute Money. Fresco. Brancacci Chapel, Santa Maria del Carmine, Florence. Circa 1427.
  2. Masaccio. Expulsion of Adam and Eve. From the Brancacci Chapel, Santa Maria del Carmine, Florence. Circa. 1427.
  3. Masaccio. Holy Trinity. Fresco. Santa Maria Novella, Florence. Circa 1428.

Paolo Uccello (1397-1475)

  1. Battle of San Romano. Tempera on wood. Circa 1455.



Other Sites to Visit at Your Leisure

A History of Costume
By Braun and Schneider, pub. circa 1861/1880.


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