Florence Baptist Arches - Tracy McCrackin Photography

Florence Baptist Arches

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Italy's famous Florence Baptistery, also known as the Baptistery of St. John, is an ancient religious building, and has the status of a minor basilica.  The ceiling is a set of mosaics, split into 8 segments.  It is one of the most important cycles of medieval Italian mosaics, created between 1225-1330 using designs by major Florentine painters such as Cimabue, Coppo Di Marcovaldo, Melior and the Maestro della Maddalena.

The Baptistery is one of the oldest buildings in the city, constructed between 1059-1128 in the "Florentine Romanesque" style.  Although the Florentine style did not spread across Italy as widely as the "Pisan Romanesque" or "Lombardo" styles, its influence was decisive for the subsequent development of architecture, as it formed the basis from which Franesco Talent, Leon Battista Alberti, Filippo Brunelleschi, and other master architects of their time created Renaissance architecture. 

The Baptistery is renowned for its three sets of artistically important bronze doors with relief sculptures. The south doors were created by Andrea Pisano and the north and east doors by Lorenzo Ghiberti.  Michelangelo dubbed the east doors the Gates of Paradise

This "Florence Baptist Arches" image captures the ancient Baptist's arches and architecture at it's best.  Add this timeless Italian architecture image to your home, office or cubicle.  Your image will be printed using high-quality papers with a high color accuracy, which guarantees that your prints will last a lifetime without fading.