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Unformatted text preview: Florence • statues of St. John The Baptist and St. Matthew for San Michele • 2 bronze reliefs: The Baptism of Christ and St. John before Herod for the baptismal font at Siena • design for the center stained glass window in the façade of the Duomo in Florence Ghiberti’s Commentaries: 1 st Commentary: • an account of ancient art that is derived from Vitruvius and Pliny 2 nd Commentary: • Ghiberti’s autobiography the girst written in a literary form by an artist • Cimabue discovered Giotto as a Shepard • Giotto held to the Greek manner of painting and brought the natural art and refinement with it not departing from proportions • Inventor and rediscover of many methods that were lost in the idolatry phase • Speaks of Giovanni, Andrea de Pisa, Gusmin...
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- Spring '08
- LORENZO GHIBERTI, Florence Ghiberti