Father of the Renaissance
Life spent in: Florence, Italy.
Education: Ghiberti was taught by his stepfather, to become a goldsmith and was later admitted to the "Silk and Gold" guild as an apprentice. He soon passed his exam, and became a master goldsmith. In 1400, Ghiberti fled Florence and seeked training to become a painter ,and finally ended up becoming a sculptor and an architect.
Lifestyle: Ghiberti moved to Florence, Italy after his father, Cione, died. He spent his entire life considering his stepfather, Bartolo di Michele, to be his real father and loved him dearly. There is no record of him marrying or having any kids.
Ghiberti made mostly sculptures and architecture.
#1- Gates of Paradise
#2- Stained Glass windows of Florence Cathedral
#3- Bronze Statue of John the Baptist
Ghiberti's artwork and architecture was mostly made about or made for John the Baptist.
-Classicism (classical ages)
Gates of Paradise
My Thoughts on the "Gates of Paradise"
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North doors of the Baptistry, Florence, Italy. Gilded bronze showing scenes for the New
Testament. Lorenzo Ghiberti (1378-1455) Italian Renaissance artist Sculpture Sculptor Metalwork . Photography. Encyclopædia Britannica ImageQuest. Web. 3 Dec 2015.
Paris, France.Detail of a sculpture in Saint Roch church :.Pilate washing his hands. Photo.
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St John the Baptist Statue
Ghiberti created this huge bronze statue for his patron, John the Baptist.
Pilate Washing his Hands
This is a religious piece and was one of the first pieces to be made out of guilded bronze.
This was another, less famous and renowned piece, created for the Florence Baptistery.