July 21, 2017
Gates of Paradise Go to Missouri Museum This week a bronze copy of Lorenzo Ghiberti’s “Gates of Paradise” arrived for installation at the Nelson-Atkins Museum.

June 30, 2017
Florence is dominated by the silhouette of its cathedral dome.

December 1, 2016
Lorenzo Ghiberti Died on 1 December 1455 in Florence.

June 24, 2016
Today, June 24th, is the Feast Day of St. John the Baptist.

May 27, 2016
Benedetto da Maiano died on 24 May 1497 in Florence, where he was born in 1442.

January 31, 2016
Cambridge University Press publishes Lorenzo Ghiberti’s Gates of Paradise Humanism, History, and Artistic Philosophy in the Italian Renaissance by Amy R. Bloch.

December 10, 2015
Today is the anniversary of the death of Paolo Uccello (née Paolo di Dono), the early Renaissance Florentine painter, who died on December 10, 1475.

January 1, 2015
IASblog top posts 2014

January 13, 2014
Today is the traditional Feast of the Baptism of Christ, though it is now typically observed on the first Sunday after Epiphany (in 2014 it was celebrated on January 12 ).

November 2, 2013
Just because a city is impoverished does not mean its people are not worthy of great art

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