August 7, 1420~ Construction begins on Brunelleschi’s Dome, Florence Cathedral

Wood model for the dome of Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore
by
Filippo Brunelleschi


c.1418 / Wood / 39 1/3”x35 1/2” / Museo dell’Opera del Duomo, Florence

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Previous August 7 posts:

Self Portraits~August 7

Artist Birthday Quiz for 8/7~

May 21, 1972~ Michelangelo’s Pietà in Rome is damaged by a vandal

The Vatican Pietà by Michelangelo Buonarroti

1498–1499 / Carrara marble / 68.5”x76.8”x27.2” / St. Peter’s Basilica, Rome

PIETA RESTORED: British Movietone, 11/06/1972~ https://youtu.be/xwhF6D8k-qY

Previous May 21 posts:

Love & War~ May 21

Norma Bassett Hall, American printmaker: Born May 21, 1889

Fats Waller: Born May 21, 1904

Artist Birthday Quiz for 5/21~