Wednesday, February 29, 2012

florence: doors + house numbers

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I wish I could have brought home one of the thousands of beautiful doors throughout Florence. All doors had intricate details, door knockers with mythological creatures and beautiful house numbers on ceramic tiles such as the door of Libreria Gozzini right accross from Galleria dell'accademia which houses the statue of David among other Michelangelo's works. I guess the Renaissance designers saw 'the door' as a very important threshold.

2 comments:

Anns Art said...

And I expect the mythological creatures would warn off evil and keep the houses safe. Love the drawing, this is a lovely style in watercolour.

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