Florence Cathedral (Florence, Italy) : West Front elevation (late 19th century), the Virgin with Child, above the central portal

Creator:
Arnolfo di Cambio, ca. 1265-ca. 1302
Talenti, Francesco, born 1300-1310, died after 1369
Published/Created:
Florence, Tuscany, Italy
1296-1436 (inclusive)
Date Depicted:
10/1/1998
500 AD - 1499 AD
Materials:
marble (white Carrara, green Prato and red Siena marble)
Notes:
Florence Cathedral (Duomo), whose great dome dominates the city, the tall campanile at its south-west corner, which balances the dome, and the Baptistery to the west--all set in the Piazza del Duomo in the centre of the city--form a remarkable group of polychrome marble buildings that demonstrates the traditions of Florentine art from the Romanesque period to the Renaissance. The immense programme of work on the cathedral in the 14th century and first half of the 15th was coordinated by the Opera del Duomo (Cathedral Works), which initiated the most prestigious artistic projects of the period.
Variant Titles:
Florence Duomo
Topics:
Architecture -- Italy -- 13th century -- (YVRC)
Architecture -- Italy -- 14th century -- (YVRC)
Architecture -- Italy -- 15th century -- (YVRC)
Period/Style:
Gothic (Medieval)
Culture:
Italian
Accession Number:
1A2-I-F-D-E3
Genre:
architecture (AAT)
churches: cathedrals (AAT)
Format:
Image
Content Type:
Sculptures, Models, & Architecture
Rights:
Copyright Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc
The use of this image may be subject to the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) or to site license or other rights management terms and conditions. The person using the image is liable for any infringement.
Access Restrictions:
Yale Community Only
Digital:
architectural exteriors carving ; construction buildings; religious buildings; churches; cathedrals
Source Creator:
Gilchrist, Scott
Source Title:
Archivision Base Collection
Source Created:
2878 Chamonix, Montreal QC
Archivision, Inc.
10/1/1998
Source Note:
Purchase, Visual Resources Collection, May, 2011; photographer Scott Gilchrist
Yale Collection:
Visual Resources Collection
Digital Collection:
Visual Resources Collection
Local Record Number:
4152
OID:
10094741
PID:
digcoll:1864117