Sandro Boticelli's "The Birth of Venus", 1486, Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence. Most paintings of women during the middle Ages symbolize the Virgin Mary, showing her in a demure appearance with an angelic smile and covered head. So Botticelli's depiction of a beautiful goddess, not only an obvious symbol of pagan mythology but also painted as a nude was groundbreaking.
Donatello's Mary Magdalen THE most haunting image I have ever seen. I hated leaving her behind.
The Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore ~ is the main church of Florence, Italy. Opened 1436, Gothic Architecture
The Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore is the main church of Florence, Italy. The Duomo, as it is ordinarily called, was begun in 1296 in the Gothic style to the design of Arnolfo di Cambio and completed structurally in 1436 with the dome engineered by Filippo Brunelleschi.
PUERTA DEL PARAISO Lorenzo Ghiberti (Florencia, h. 1380 - 1465) 1425-1452 Bronce y bronce sobredorado Baptisterio de la catedral de Florencia Escultura del Renacimiento. Quattrocento italiano Los veintiocho relieves que realizara para su primera puerta, Ghiberti les reduce en la Puerta del Paraíso a diez de mayor tamaño que se articulan formando dos calles, con cinco en cada hoja batiente.
Puertas del Paraíso, baptisterio de Florencia.Ghiberti
CARRACCI, Lodovico. Portrait of Carlo Alberto Rati Opizzoni in Armour. 1597-1600. Oil on canvas. (Private collection)