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dc.coverage.spatialSite: Florence, Tuscany, Italyen_US
dc.coverage.temporal1330-1336 (creation)en_US
dc.creatorPisano, Andreaen_US
dc.date1330-1336en_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-07-11T20:52:18Z
dc.date.available2013-07-11T20:52:18Z
dc.date.issued1330-1336en_US
dc.identifier224531en_US
dc.identifier.otherarchrefid: 604en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.3/133106
dc.descriptionThe left door: John baptizes in the Jordan / the Baptism of Christ; In 1329 the Arte di Calimala (the cloth-merchants' guild, who were in charge of the Baptistery), abandoning an earlier plan to cover the wooden doors of the Baptistery with metal plates, decided to install new doors cast in bronze (now on the south side). Documents identify the designer as Andrea Pisano. The doors, installed in 1336, were cast by the lost-wax process, with fire-gilt figures, background details and decorative motifs. The 28 rectangular fields contain reliefs, each within a quatrefoil frame, illustrating scenes from the Life of St John the Baptist and, in the lowest two rows, seated Virtues. In them Andrea succeeded in translating the narrative power of Giotto's paintings into sculpture. The reliefs reveal the influence of northern Gothic art but also hint at the sculptor's future assimilation of the classical style in his work on the campanile Source: Grove Art Online; http://www.groveart.com/ (accessed 12/16/2007)en_US
dc.format.mediumbronzeen_US
dc.rights© Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc.en_US
dc.subjectarchitectural exteriorsen_US
dc.subjectcycles or seriesen_US
dc.subjectsaintsen_US
dc.subjectJohn, the Baptist, Sainten_US
dc.subjectMedievalen_US
dc.titleFlorence Baptistery: South Doorsen_US
dc.typeimageen_US
dc.rights.accessLicensed for educational and research use by the MIT community onlyen_US
dc.identifier.vendorcode6A1-PAN-BS-B6en_US
vra.culturalContextItalianen_US
vra.techniquecasting (process)en_US
vra.worktypedooren_US
vra.worktypebas-relief (sculpture)en_US
dc.contributor.displayAndrea Pisano (Italian sculptor, ca. 1295-1349)en_US


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