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Monsignor Timothy Verdon: Two Visions of Paradise

10/21/17 | 6:00 PM

Japan Society

333 East 47th Map

212-832-1155

$12 and up


21-10-2017 12:00:00 21-10-2017 12:00:00 America/New_York Monsignor Timothy Verdon: Two Visions of Paradise | 6:00 PM In the 15th century, Renaissance master artist Lorenzo Ghiberti innovated a new, humanistic form of sculpture in his Gates of Paradise—storied gilt bronze panels he created for the east portal of the Baptistery at the Florence Cathedral. Nearly 500 years later, artist Hiroshi Sugimoto has memorialized Ghiberti's landmark achievement in a new series of monumental monochrome silver gelatin photographs, produced to scale. Join Monsignor Timothy Verdon, Ph.D., Canon of the Florence Cathedral and Director of the Museo dell'Opera del Duomo, for an inaugural lecture focusing on the legacy of Ghiberti's Gates, and Sugimoto's novel interpretation. This lecture is the third in a three-part series organized in conjunction with Hiroshi Sugimoto: Gates of Paradise. http://www.cityguideny.com/eventinfo.cfm?id=253926 Japan Society Japan Society

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In the 15th century, Renaissance master artist Lorenzo Ghiberti innovated a new, humanistic form of sculpture in his Gates of Paradise—storied gilt bronze panels he created for the east portal of the Baptistery at the Florence Cathedral. Nearly 500 years later, artist Hiroshi Sugimoto has memorialized Ghiberti's landmark achievement in a new series of monumental monochrome silver gelatin photographs, produced to scale. Join Monsignor Timothy Verdon, Ph.D., Canon of the Florence Cathedral and Director of the Museo dell'Opera del Duomo, for an inaugural lecture focusing on the legacy of Ghiberti's Gates, and Sugimoto's novel interpretation.

This lecture is the third in a three-part series organized in conjunction with Hiroshi Sugimoto: Gates of Paradise.

Venue Description: Tues.-Thurs., 11am-6pm; Fri., 11am-9pm; Sat. & Sun., 11am-5pm. Closed on Mon. & major holidays.

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