Thursday, 5 December 2019

Interior of the Duomo’s dome in Florence

The interior of the dome is 45 metre-wide and the painted surface is 3,600 square metres.

Cosimo I de' Medici asked for a representation of The Last Judgment. Giorgio Vasari and Federico Zuccari and their collaborators started in 1568 and and the work lasted until 1579.










Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Piazza del Duomo, 50122 Firenze FI,
Italy

Monday, 2 December 2019

Madonna with glass eyes at the Museo dell'Opera del Duomo in Florence

Madonna and Child (Madonna with Glass Eyes) – marble sculpture by Anolfo di Cambrio 

This sculpture, from 1296, was initially on the front of Santa Maria del Fiore church in Florence. It is made of marble, except from the Madonna glass eyes.


The Museum

Museum of Opera of Saint Maria of Fiore
Piazza del Duomo, 9, 50122 Firenze FI,
Italy

Saturday, 30 November 2019

Pietà (The Deposition) by Michelangelo at the Museo dell'Opera del Duomo in Florence

The Deposition (also called the Bandini Pietà)- marble sculpture (ca. 1547 – 1555) by Michelangelo 










The Museum 

Museum of Opera of Saint Maria of Fiore
Piazza del Duomo, 9, 50122 Firenze FI,
Italy

Thursday, 28 November 2019

Battistero di San Giovanni in Florence

Battistero di San Giovanni (The Florence Baptistry) is a minor basilica in Florence, Italy. It was built between 1059 and 1128 and has a magnificent mosaic ceiling inside.

Battistero di San Giovanni in front of the Duomo

mosaic ceiling




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Wikipedia article

Battistero di San Giovanni
Piazza San Giovanni, 50122 Firenze FI,
Italy

Needle, Thread and Knot sculpture – Milan, Italy



Ago, Filo e Nodo (Needle, Thread and Knot) – Sculpture by Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen 


The sculpture is made of brushed stainless steel and fiber-reinforced plastic; painted with polyester gelcoat and polyurethane enamel.

This public artwork is in Piazzale Cadorna, Milan, Italy – in front of Milan Cadorna railway station


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