Biography and Analysis of the Renaissance artist
Spent most of his life in Florence, Italy
Education - Trained as goldsmith, painter, and sculptor by his father Bartoluccio
Lifestyle - Sociable, admired by his peers, and lived in luxury
Art - Most famous for sculptures, also painted and wrote
Patrons - The Pope, Merchant and Banker Guild
Famous Work - Gates of Paradise
Located - Baptistery of Saint John the Baptist, Florence Italy, East Door
Significance - This piece depicts scenes from the Old Testament, it is sculpted from bronze and covered in gold, giving it an elegant look.
I find this piece fascinating, Lorenzo shows his skill as an artist and sculptor through this piece. The gold work shows the wealth and power of the church at the time.
This sculpture shows Humanism, the panels depict accurate sculptings of humans which contains precise scale and proportions to the human body.
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"San Giovanni, Baptistery of: bronze doors, east side". Photograph. Encyclopædia Britannica Online. Web. 17 Nov. 2013.
"“Isaac, Jacob, and Esau”". Photograph. Encyclopædia Britannica Online. Web. 17 Nov. 2013.