Episode 56: Florence – Competition Panels (Bargello)
February 6, 2024

Episode Info:
This episode examines the event that sparked the Renaissance – the famous competition between Lorenzo Ghiberti and Filippo Brunelleschi in 1401 for the contract for a set of bronze doors of Florence Baptistry. These two Renaissance giants produced bronze relief panels depicting the Old Testament subject of the sacrifice of Isaac in radically different ways, and the result of the competition determined the professional path that each artist would follow.

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