FrontRunners: Eve's Surrender

    Eve’s surrender to a certain craving in the Garden of Eden caused a good deal of misery in the ensuing millennia, some believe. But at least that early act of rebellion inspired great works of art. Among them is the gilded bronze panel shown here, one of 10 that Lorenzo Ghiberti fashioned in the mid-15th century for a pair of 20-foot-high doors installed in the baptistery of Florence. The panels, collectively titled Gates of Paradise, show scenes from the Old Testament. Following more than 25 years of restoration work, three of them—depicting the stories of Adam and Eve, Jacob and Esau, and Saul and David—soon will tour the United States, after which they will be reassembled in their door frames. The exhibit, called The Gates of Paradise: Lorenzo Ghiberti’s Renaissance Masterpiece, will open at Atlanta’s High Museum of Art (www.high.org) in April and conclude at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art in January.

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