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Cathedral and Baptistry of Santa Maria del Fiore in Florence.

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1 Cathedral and Baptistry of Santa Maria del Fiore in Florence

2 Overview Basilica of Saint Mary the Flower or the Duomo Construction began: 1296 – Architect: Arnolfo di Cambio Construction ended: 1436 – Architect: Filippo Brunelleschi Located in Piazza del Duomo Includes Baptistry, Giottos Campanile, and the Dome

3 Facade

4 Baptistry of St. John Constructed between 1059 and 1128 Influenced by architects such as Francesco Talenti, Leon Battista Alberti, and Filippo Brunelleschi Three sets of bronze doors: south, north, and east East doors named Gates of Paradise by Michelangelo

5 Gates of Paradise

6 Mosaic Ceilings Baptistry vs. Duomo Covering of the Baptistry ceiling led by Franciscan friar Jacopo Torriti Vasari's fresco in the Duomo begun in 1568, and completed by Federico Zuccaro in 1579 Depict Last Judgement Include biblical stories of angels, Mary, Christ, Joseph, and John the Baptist

7 Giottos Campanile Designed by Giotto Seven bells Built by Giotto, Pisano, and Talenti Completed in 1359

8 The Dome Largest dome when completed in 1436 Inner shell and outer shell with staircase in between leading to the lantern Designed by Filippo Brunelleschi

9 Video Samantha Brown Passport to Europe – Florence, Italy


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