Photographer's Note

Back to architecture today. Here we look at the celing of the baptistry in Parma, Emilia-Romagna, Italy. This baptistry is not so often visited by tourists compared with the ones in Florence or Pisa, while it is considered one of the most homogenous medieval monuments in northern Italy. It is a transition work between the Romanesque and Gothic styles and is the vision of one man, Benedetto Antelami. It was built between 1196 and 1270 on an octagonal plan and constructed of pink Verona marble. The baptistry contains an impressive selection of 13th and 14th century frescoes and paintings. The inside is divided into 16 sides rising into 16 niches, with each fresco portraying a biblical scene and surrounded by sculptures representing the months, the seasons and the signs of the zodiac.

In the workshop you can see the inside and the outside views of the baptistry.

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