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Lorenzo Ghiberti 1378-1455 Pages 151-167 Lorenzo Ghiberti: Born in Florence His assistants: his son, Vittorio, Donatello, Michelozzo, Paolo Uccello, Benozzo Gozzoli and others Admired ancient art and considered the art of the trecento and Giotto to be equal to that of the ancient masters Wrote the first literary description by an artist of an antique art work Stimulated by Vitruvius’ chapter on proportion, Ghiberti established a system for the human form and set the maxim that beauty depends on proportion Sought to investigate the way nature functions in art, and how images come to the eye, how the power of vision functions, how visual images come, and in what way the theory of sculpture and painting should be established Ghiberti’s Works: 1402 won the commission to the north door of the Baptistery in
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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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