Looking at the awe-inspiring Gates of Paradise, it is hard not to be stunned by their glorious beauty. Created between 1425 - 1452, they are a remarkable creation of Lorenzo Ghiberti, the Florentine goldsmith, and sculptor. The 17-foot-tall, 3-ton bronze gates feature Old Testament scenes famous artists and art historians alike has praised that over generations. Regarded as an icon of the Renaissance, the Gates of Paradise truly embody the unique spirit of artistry found in Florence during that period. It is said that even with several centuries gone by, the craftsmen in those days had already mastered linear perspective and classical idiom. Fortunately for those who cannot travel to marvel at these beautiful works, prints can be bought for mounting on walls, so even from afar, one can appreciate their magnificence!