Date Added: 15 January 2023
The photos document a model that I made in a light bulb screwed onto a turned walnut base. It represents the Duomo of Florence; the metropolitan cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, commonly known as "Duomo di Firenze." It is the main Florentine church, symbol of the city and one of the most famous in Italy. When it was completed in the fifteenth century it was the largest church in the world, while today it is considered the third largest in Europe after St. Peter's in Rome and the Milan Cathedral. The plan is composed of a basilica body with three naves welded to an enormous rotunda that supports Brunelleschi's immense dome, the largest masonry dome ever built, inside the largest surface ever decorated with frescoes is visible: 3600 m², executed between 1572-1579 by Giorgio Vasari and Federico Zuccari. At the base of the (external) marble lantern, there is a panoramic terrace overlooking the city 91 meters above the ground. The façade of the Cathedral in polychrome marble is from the modern era, in fact it dates back to 1887 by Emilio de Fabris, and is an important example of neo-Gothic style in Italy.
|Cathedral Duomo di Firenze in a Light Bulb