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Can a 16th-century martyr help to save Italy from rightwing populism? - The Guardian
Can a 16th-century martyr help to save Italy from rightwing populism?  The Guardian

Giordano Bruno has become a symbol of tolerance, says author Stephanie Merritt.

Bring it on home: Italy - STLtoday.com
Bring it on home: Italy  STLtoday.com

Who and where • Denise Hopkins (left) and her mom, Patricia Erxleben, both of St. Louis, in Cinque Terre, Italy.

French ambassador returns to Italy following dramatic spat - Washington Post
French ambassador returns to Italy following dramatic spat  Washington Post

France has sent its ambassador back to Italy on Friday following the biggest diplomatic dispute between the two countries since World War II.

Italy must face up to its fascist past – no amount of revisionism will erase its legacy of suffering - The Independent
Italy must face up to its fascist past – no amount of revisionism will erase its legacy of suffering  The Independent

The return of Christian Masset, the French Ambassador in Italy on Friday 15 February has not been the end of Italian diplomatic crises.

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The Museo dell'Opera del Duomo (Museum of the Works of the Cathedral) in Florence, Italy is a museum containing many of the original works of art created for the Cattedrale di Santa Maria dei Fiore, the Cathedral (Duomo) and the Battistero di San Giovanni (Baptistery of Saint John) in Florence. The museum is located just east of the Duomo, near its apse. It opened in 1891, and now houses what has been called &quot;one of the world's most important collections of sculpture&quot;. The Lorenzo Ghiberti doors which now occupy the place of the originals in the Baptistery of Saint John are replicas made by the Galleria Frilli. The image seen above are of the originals now at the Museo dell'Opera del Duomo.<br />
The commission for these doors brought immediate and lasting recognition to the young Lorenzo Ghiberti. In 1403 the formal contract was signed with Bartolo di Michele’s workshop, the same workshop he had previously been trained in, and overnight it became the most prestigious in Florence. Four years later in 1407, Lorenzo legally took over the commission and was prohibited from accepting additional commissions while he worked on his doors. He devoted much of his time to creating these doors, and was paid two-hundred florins a year for his work. To cast the doors, Lorenzo worked in a studio located near the Hospital of Saint Maria Nuova, the oldest hospital that is still active in Florence today. At the studio, Ghiberti built a large furnace to melt his metal in an attempt to cast the doors, however his first try was a failure. After this trial, he attempted once more to make a mold. On his second try he was successful and ended up using 34,000 pounds of bronze, costing a total of 22,000 ducats, a large sum in this time. It took Ghiberti 21 years to complete the doors. These gilded bronze doors consist of twenty-eight panels, with twenty panels depicting the life of Christ from the New Testament, and on April 19, 1424 they were placed on the side of the Baptistery. Depicted are: The Annunciation, Nativity, Adoration of the Magi, Dispute with the Doctors, Baptism of Christ, Temptation of Christ, Chasing the Merchants Away, Christ Walking on Water, Transfiguration, Resurrection of Lazarus, Christ’s Arrival in Jerusalem, Last Supper, Agony in the Garden, Christ Being Captured, Flagellation, Christ on Trial with Pilate, Trip to Calvary, Crucifixion, Resurrection, and Pentecost. The eight lower panels show the four evangelists and the Church Fathers: Saint Ambrose, Saint Jerome, Saint Gregory and Saint Augustine. The panels are surrounded by a framework of foliage in the door case and gilded busts of prophets and sibyls at the intersections of the panels. Originally installed on the east side in place of Pisano's doors, they were later moved to the north side. They are described by the art historian Antonio Paolucci as &quot;the most important event in the history of Florentine art in the first quarter of the 15th century&quot;. <br />
Unfortunatelly these doors are kept behind glass in a fairly brightly lit room and that leads to the strong reflections from the glass seen here, especially toward the top of the image. I could have used a polarizer, but that would have lead to a new set of problems which would have yielded a lower quality image.<br />
Additional information may be obtained at <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Museo_dell'Opera_del_Duomo_(Florence)" rel="noreferrer nofollow"> Wikipedia (Museo dell'Opera del Duomo)</a> and <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lorenzo_Ghiberti" rel="noreferrer nofollow"> Wikipedia (Lorenzo Ghiberti)</a>.<br />
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The Museo dell'Opera del Duomo (Museum of the Works of the Cathedral) in Florence, Italy is a museum containing many of the original works of art created for the Cattedrale di Santa Maria dei Fiore, the cathedral (Duomo) and the Battistero di San Giovanni (Baptistery of Saint John) in Florence. The museum is located just east of the Duomo, near its apse. It opened in 1891, and now houses what has been called &quot;one of the world's most important collections of sculpture&quot;. <br />
In this, a lesser known Michelangelo pietà, The Deposition, it is not the Virgin Mary who is holding Jesus' body, but rather a group made up by Nicodemus (or possibly Joseph of Arimathea), Mary Magdalene, and the Virgin Mary. There is some indication that the man in the hood is based on a self-portrait of the artist, Michelangelo. The sculpture, also known as the Florentine Pietà, is housed in the Museo dell'Opera del Duomo in Florence.<br />
Additional information may be obtained at <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Museo_dell'Opera_del_Duomo_(Florence)" rel="noreferrer nofollow"> Museo dell'Opera del Duomo</a> or at <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Deposition_(Michelangelo)" rel="noreferrer nofollow"> Pietà </a>.<br />
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