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Brunelleschi vs. Ghiberti: the Dawn of Renaissance

The opposition of the two famous Renaissance sculptors

During this tour you will learn about opposition of the two famous Renaissance sculptors Lorenzo Ghiberti and Filippo Brunelleschi who took part in an artistic contest to create the northern gate of the main Baptistery at the Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Flower. The tour guide will tell you what Italy was like at that time, and why this era is called the "Renaissance" and when it began.

This tour is guided by Maria Timina, lecturer and fine art expert.

This video has subtitles in Russian and English. Use the "Subtitles" function on YouTube.


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The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts is a museum complex housing one of the biggest collections of world arts in Russia. Today, it comprises about 700,000 works of art belonging to very different historic epochs, from Ancient Egypt and Greece to the early 21st century. The exhibition includes one of the world's most unique and well-known collections of French arts of the 19th–20th centuries.

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