There is a masterpiece in Firenze that carries with it the charm and mystery of Paradise. With this post I want to take you into the magical world of Ghiberti’s Gate of Paradise, an extraordinary creation that has become a symbol of art in the 15th century and of rebirth, which has fascinated generations of beauty lovers.
Ready to explore the details and curiosities of this splendid work of art? Let’s waste no more time, let’s start our adventure!
Ghiberti’s Gates of Paradise: a masterpiece in Florence
Sei pronto a fare un viaggio indimenticabile nel cuore di Firenze, immergendoti nella bellezza senza tempo di un capolavoro scultoreo? Con questo post ti guiderò alla scoperta della Maddalena di Donatello, una straordinaria opera d’arte che incanta con la sua raffinatezza e la sua profonda espressività. Preparati a lasciarti affascinare da questa figura carica di emozioni e simbolismi, mentre ti svelerò la sua storia, la sua collocazione e il recente restauro che ne ha restituito tutto il suo splendore. Benvenuto dove l’arte prende vita e ti cattura nel tempo.
Discovering Donatello’s Magdalene: a masterpiece in the Museo dell’Opera del Duomo in Florence
Imagine you are in Ghent, immersed in the lively atmosphere of Flanders. Might you have the opportunity to take a trip back in time, to a mansion that encapsulates the elegance of bygone eras? Let yourself be transported by the wonder of the Hotel d’Hane Steenhuyse, an 18th-century aristocratic residence that still enchants with its beauty.
I sent our bookmirror_ Chiara Bressan, who had already told us about the wonders of the Adornesdomein in Bruges, to visit this wonderful place. I am happy to share her experience in the blog, which I am sure will inspire your next trips. Ready to step back in time and discover the timeless charm of this unique mansion?
Hotel d’Hane Steenhuyse: a House Museum of Ancien Régime Elegance in Ghent
Could you have imagined that a museum as prestigious as the British Museum could be the scene of an unprecedented scandal?
A major scandal at the British Museum in London has called into question the authority and security of one of the world’s most important museums, an institution that enjoys enormous international respect and houses a collection of over 8 million works of art and historical artefacts. A scandal that comes on top of other thorny issues related to its collections and the claim of some foreign countries to have works of art returned that were stolen many decades ago.
Scandal at the British Museum: a museum’s loss of credibility
If there is one artist you must know if you love art, it is the greatest of Italian Renaissance architects: Filippo Brunelleschi. Born in Florence in 1377, Brunelleschi left an indelible mark on the history of art and architecture with his extraordinary works and innovative genius.
In this post, I will tell you about Brunelleschi’s role in the evolution of the Florentine Renaissance, his rivalry with other artists of the time and the wonderful creations that made Florence “the cradle of the Renaissance.” A journey to discover a visionary artist who changed the face of architecture forever.
Filippo Brunelleschi, life and works of the father of the Florentine Renaissance