Today's inspiration comes from the marble façade of the beautiful Florence Cathedral. I'm so glad I could zoom in because you really can't appreciate the color or detail from the ground. The various shades of blue, green, and pink are exquisite!
SLATE #88A7B5 / BLUE-GREEN #AFCECD / PASTEL GREEN #D4E3DE
LIGHT BLUE #D7E7E8 / STONE #E5E8E9 / PASTEL PINK #F1C3C7
Here are a few fun facts about the duomo:
- Structural work on the Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore was begun in 1296 and completed in 1436.
- The brick dome by Filippo Brunelleschi remains the largest ever built. (The cathedral was without a dome for the first 100 years of construction.)
- Something I will never forget as an Art History major—Ghiberti's bronze doors on the Baptistery, known as the "Gates of Paradise"—took 21 years to complete.
Happy History Friday!