This session was delightful. It is such an important building and Dr. Becucci is able to talk about the history, the art, the significance and the restoration all in 90 minutes. Amazing!! Such a lovely series!
Five years ago I stood in front of those beautiful golden doors in Florence with my family. We gazed at the myriad of details and were amazed and impressed as any visitor would be. But with Dr. Becucci's skilled guidance she leads us to really zero in on the details of the artistry. She also brings the rich history of how the artisans were chosen, the techniques they used, and how the Baptistry changed over time. Her images are outstanding. We saw details in the mosaics that simply can't be seen by the human eye when standing inside the Baptistry. If I had to choose between seeing it in real life and this lecture, I choose this lecture! That said, there is nothing better than having them both!
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