Re: Re: reordering and destruction of irish cathedrals – St Colmans Cathedral, Cobh
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Correct Sangallo. There are thirty such panels in the spandrels of the nave in Cobh Cathedral all framed in cornices of pierced quadrafoils directly inspired by Ghiberti’s doors in the Baptistry of Florence.
In Cobh, the nave panels depict the early and more recent history of the Church in Ireland.
The O’Neill project does appear to have quite as distinct an artistic pedigree. But, after the Turnerelli event in the Pro Cathedral, I am sure that Professor O’Neill would not shrink from improving on Ghiberti too.