Fillipo Brunelleschi's competition panel, depicting The Sacrifice of Isaac
Much has been written about the famous competition that pitted Lorenzo Ghiberti against Filippo Brunelleschi in 1401-2. The San Giovanni Baptistry in Florence ran a design competition to decide upon who to award the commission of the Baptistry's Eastern Doors. Delightful entries were submitted by both Ghiberti and Brunelleschi. There is some controversy over who was proclaimed winner, though it is known that Ghiberti executed the commission on his own, with Brunelleschi subsequently travelling to Rome to study the architectural forms of antiquity.
Ghiberti's competition panel, also depicting The Sacrifice of Isaac.
The following clip is presented to supplement the Ghiberti's North Doors post at the wonderful Alberti's Window. In this post, Monica points out a common misconception about the present-day North Doors at the San Giovanni Baptistry in Florence. These doors were originally the Eastern Doors, and should not be confused with the famous Gates of Paradise, also at the Baptistry. Read Monica's post for more information!
The following clip is taken from the NHK Production, Art Museums of The World, whose feature on the Bargello in Florence contained this wonderful sequence.