The Duomo of Florence

In 1418 a competition was held to design a new dome for the cathedral. The two competitors were Lorenzo Ghiberti and Filippo Brunelleschi. Brunelleschi won the competition with his distinctive octagonal design, but both were appointed architects. This arrangement did not work, and Brunelleschi soon took over sole responsibility. Construction on the dome began in 1420 and was completed in 1436; the cathedral was consecrated by Pope Eugenius IV on March 25, 1436. http://www.dominicistudios.com/

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DR LaVoie 02 Oct 2018

Very well executed, and love the historical lesson to accompany it! Also very nostalgic for me, this was the view from my hotel room for several years.

X-Chel 28 Jul 2018

Superb image and very nice motif!

GORDON OGILVIE 30 Sep 2015

TERESA,JUST HAD A LOOK AT ALL YOUR ART THE 1st WORD THAT CAME INTO MY MIND !! BRILLIANT !!

Tim Linville 21 Jan 2014

Very Complex Scene Work!Call me Old Fashioned...But a Bunch of Roofs,all the Same Color Speaks of a Better Place in Time.Nicely Painted :)

Charles Skilton 08 Dec 2013

I went to Florence a few years ago, and this is exactly how I remember it - Beautiful!