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The Baptistry of the Cathedral of Pisa. HDR 2010

he Baptistry of St. John (Italian: Battistero di San Giovanni) is a religious building in Pisa, Italy. It started construction in 1152, in replacement of an older baptistry, and completed in 1363. It's the second building, in the chronological order, in the Piazza dei Miracoli, near the Cathedral and the famous Leaning Tower.
The architect was Diotisalvi, whose signature can be read on two pillars inside the building, with the date 1153[1]:
MCLIII, MENSE AUGUSTI FUNDATA FUIT HAEC ECCLESIA
DEUSTESALVET MAGISTER HUIUS OPERIS
The structure is 54.86 m high, with a circumference of 107.24 m, and is the largest baptistry in Italy. The Baptistry has an example of the transition from the Romanesque style to the Gothic style: the lower registersare in the Romanesque style, with rounded arches, while the upper registers are in the Gothic style, with pointed arches. The Baptistry is constructed of marble, plentiful and often used in Italian architecture.
The portal, facing the facade of the cathedral, is flanked by two classical columns, while the inner jambs are executed in Byzantine style. The lintel is divided in two tiers. The lower one depicts several episodes in the life of St. John the Baptist, while the upper one shows Christ between the Madonna and St John the Baptist, flanked by angels and the evangelists.
The interior is overwhelming lacks decoration. The octagonal font at the centre dates from 1246 and was made by Guido Bigarelli da Como. The bronze sculpture of St. John the Baptist at the centre of the font, is a work by Italo Griselli.
The pulpit was sculpted between 1255-1260 by Nicola Pisano, father of Giovanni, the artist who produced the pulpit in the Duomo. The scenes on the pulpit, and especially the classical form of the naked Hercules, show at best Nicola Pisano's qualities as the most important precursor of Italian renaissance sculpture by reinstating antique representations. Therefore, surveys of the Italian Renaissance usually begin with the year 1260, the year that Nicola Pisano dated this pulpit.
Constructed on the same unstable sand as the Tower, the Baptistry (as well as the Cathedral) leans 0.6 degrees toward the cathedral.
Originally the shape of the Baptistery, according to the project by Diotisalvi, was different. It was perhaps similar to the church of Holy Sepulchre in Pisa, with his pyramidal roof. After the death of the architect, Nicola Pisano continued the work changing the style to the more modern Gothic one. Also an external roof was added giving the shape of a cupola. As a side effect of the two roofs, the pyramidal inner one and the round external one, the interior is acoustically perfect[2], working that space as a resonating chamber.
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Mrodriqez Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011
super, but a bit too strong
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delphiccrypt Featured By Owner May 30, 2011
This is nice.
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ISIK5 Featured By Owner May 30, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thanx :hug:
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yasard Featured By Owner May 29, 2011
Çok güzel tebrik ederim.
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ISIK5 Featured By Owner May 30, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Teşekkürler :hug:
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hokeywolfe Featured By Owner May 28, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Another beautiful work from the Queen of HDR! :heart:
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ISIK5 Featured By Owner May 30, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
:love: :tighthug:
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grilloz Featured By Owner May 27, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
impressive color :) great shot :)
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ISIK5 Featured By Owner May 30, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
:D
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grilloz Featured By Owner May 30, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:)
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elfullero Featured By Owner May 26, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Very cool shot :)
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ISIK5 Featured By Owner May 30, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Glad you like it :hug:
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masterazoid Featured By Owner May 26, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Bu yapamadığın halinse, bi ara otur beni de HDR yap yavrucuğum..
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ISIK5 Featured By Owner May 30, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
bu fena değil ama bazıları pek kötü :(
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grilloz Featured By Owner May 26, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like very much this dramatic light :)
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DikDanger Featured By Owner May 25, 2011
beautiful work!...
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ISIK5 Featured By Owner May 25, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
:hug:
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Shep610 Featured By Owner May 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You always never cease to amaze me with your HDR photos! Please keep up the great photographing, and I hope you have a bright 'snappy' future ahead of you! :)
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ISIK5 Featured By Owner May 25, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
OMG! such a lovely comment!! thank you very much :love: :tighthug:
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Shep610 Featured By Owner May 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very much welcome! :heart:
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SuperSnappz Featured By Owner May 25, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Very dramatic scene.
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ISIK5 Featured By Owner May 25, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
It was my intent to make it dramatic :D
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inObrAS Featured By Owner May 25, 2011
:wow: Amazing work! :clap:
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ISIK5 Featured By Owner May 25, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
:love:
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dark-mm Featured By Owner May 25, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Love it !!! :)
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ISIK5 Featured By Owner May 25, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
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Oct 30, 2010, 9:53:20 AM
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