Friday, December 11, 2009

Cecco Bonanotte’s History: No.3

Executing doors in Europe is regarded as an important business because they represent the building and last forever.

There are many buildings that have over 1000 years of their history, so making doors suitable for those historic architectures are required very high quality.

Bonanotte have made a lot of those important doors. The most important ones include the bronze portal for the new entrance to the Vatican Museums and the bronze portal for the Musee du Luxembourg, the oldest museum in France.

The first door he made is the one in the image: Ascension, a bronze door placed at the hospital in Cremona. This portal was selected in a competition.

It was made when he was only 30 years old.

We can find his characteristic style, “pictorial sculpture,” from this stage.