Born in Florence, Italy. He was the son of Nicolo di Betto Bardi


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Born in Florence, Italy. He was the 

son of Nicolo di Betto Bardi.

 

1403



Ghiberti's studio was working on the 

bronze reliefs of the Florence Baptistry 

doors, and he participated in the 

workmanship.

1407

He was employed in the workshops at 



the Cathedral of Florence.

1408


He created his first major work, a 

marble statue, David, for one of the 

buttresses of the Cathedral of 

Florence. 

1411-1414

He worked on a 

statue of ST. Mark, 

which shows the 

figure in a Classical 

pose.


1415-1426

He executed five 

statues for the 

bell tower of 

the Cathedral 

of Florence. 

1416-1420

He completed a St. 

George for the Or 

San Michele in 

Florence.

1418


He made the sandstone Marzocco, a 

symbolic Florentine lion, for the Pope's 

apartments at S. Maria Novella.

1422


For the friars of Ognisanti in 

Florence, he created a gilt bronze 

reliquary for the head of St. Rossore, 

an early Christian martyr who had 

been decapitated.

1425


He collaborated with 

Michelozzo on the 

funeral monument of 

Antipope John XXIII 

1427

He was Involvd with Ghiberti in the 



decoration of the Siena Baptistery 

front, for which he created a relief of 

the Dance of Salome. This work showed 

his true Classical style and his interest 

in linear perspective.

1430-1432

 He Created the 

bronze David for 

the Medici family. 

It was the first 

Renaissance free-

standing bronze 

nude since ancient 

Roman and Greek 

times. 

1443


He Went to Padua, where he 

produced his equestrian statue of 

the Condottiere Gattamelata. 

1454


When he returned to Flourence

his work became more emotional

.

1454-1455



His wooden statue 

of Mary 


Magdalen, made 

for the Florence 

Baptistry, is 

notable for its 

drama and 

realism.


1455

 The Medici family 

commissioned a bronze 

sculpture of Judith and 

Holofernes for their garden.

1466


Died December 13 in Florence, 

buried in the Basilica of San 

Lorenzo.

PICTURES:

1. Bronze Doors - Bapistry - Florence (http://flickr.com/photos/hbraverman/3245257590/)

2. Donatello's St. Mark (http://flickr.com/photos/mripley/2417725895/)              

3. Florence Cathedral (http://flickr.com/photos/sigfus/2743853284/)

4. The Pope, Only Not (http://flickr.com/photos/11602696@N00/2624457555/)

5. Florence- David by Donatello (http://flickr.com/photos/12152206@N03/2207198154/)

6. Donatello's Judith & Holofernes- Florence (http://flickr.com/photos/battyward/2083282856/)           

             

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