Dictionary of Art and Artists



 

 


History of

Architecture and Sculpture

 
 

 

 
 

 
 

CONTENTS:

 
 

PART ONE
THE ANCIENT WORLD
PREHISTORIC ART
EGYPTIAN ART

ANCIENT NEAR EASTERN ART
AEGEAN ART
GREEK ART
ETRUSCAN ART
ROMAN ART
EARLY CHRISTIAN AND BYZANTINE ART

PART TWO
THE MIDDLE AGES
EARLY MEDIEVAL ART
ROMANESQUE ART
GOTHIC ART

PART THREE
THE RENAISSANCE THROUGH THE ROCOCO
LATE GOTHIC
THE EARLY RENAISSANCE IN ITALY
THE HIGH RENAISSANCE IN ITALY
MANNERISM AND OTHER TRENDS
THE RENAISSANCE IN THE NORTH
THE BAROQUE IN ITALY AND SPAIN
THE BAROQUE IN FLANDERS AND HOLLAND
THE BAROQUE
THE ROCOCO

PART FOUR
THE MODERN WORLD
NEOCLASSICISM AND ROMANTICISM
REALISM AND IMPRESSIONISM
POST-IMPRESSIONISM, SYMBOLISM, AND ART NOUVEAU

PART FIVE
TWENTIETH-CENTURY
TWENTIETH-CENTURY SCULPTURE
TWENTIETH-CENTURY ARCHITECTURE


INDEX
FIGURES
 

 
 

 

CHAPTER TWO
 

THE EARLY RENAISSANCE IN ITALY


SCULPTURE - Part 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20

ARCHITECTURE - Part 1, Part 2

PAINTING - Part 1

ARCHITECTURE - Part 1

SCULPTURE - 1,
2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

PAINTING - Part 1
 
 


CENTRAL AND NORTHERN ITALY: 1450-1500

 


Sculpture


Andrea della Robbia
 

 


Andrea della Robbia


Andrea della Robbia, in full Andrea di Marco di Simone della Robbia (born Oct. 20, 1435, Florence [Italy]—died Aug. 4, 1525), Florentine sculptor who was the nephew of Luca della Robbia and assumed control of the family workshop after his uncle’s death in 1482.

Like Luca, Andrea della Robbia was apparently trained as a marble sculptor. His best-known works are 10 roundels of foundlings in swaddling clothes on the facade of Filippo Brunelleschi’s Ospedale degli Innocenti in Florence (c. 1463). Andrea’s interest in narrative sculpture led him to develop from the reliefs of Luca a class of large polychrome reliefs, of which characteristic examples exist at numerous churches in Italy, including the Franciscan shrine at La Verna and Santa Croce in Florence, as well as many museums outside Italy. The development of Andrea’s style between 1475 and 1522 can be followed through a sequence of dated or documented works. Many of his smaller reliefs exist in a quantity of versions turned out from the della Robbia studio.

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Andrea della Robbia. Annunciation
c. 1475
Glazed terracotta, 210 x 214 cm
Santuario della Verna, Chiusi



Andrea della Robbia. Nativity
1479
Glazed terracotta, 240 x 180 cm
Chiesa Maggiore, La Verna



Andrea della Robbia. Alessandri Crucifixion
1480-81
Glazed terracotta, 600 x 420 cm
Chiesa Maggiore, La Verna



Andrea della Robbia. Madonna della Cintola
c. 1486
Glazed terracotta, 388 x 236 cm
Santa Maria degli Angeli, La Verna



Andrea della Robbia. Ascension
c. 1490
Glazed terracotta, 457 x 308 cm
Chiesa Maggiore, La Verna




Andrea della Robbia. Madonna and Child between Sts Cosmas and Damian
c. 1466
Glazed terracotta, 217 x 180 cm
Arciconfraternità della Misericordia, Florence



Andrea della Robbia. Adoration of the Child
c. 1470
Glazed terracotta
Museo Nazionale del Bargello, Florence



Andrea della Robbia. Madonna of the Stonemasons
1475
Glazed terracotta, 134 x 96 cm
Museo Nazionale del Bargello, Florence



Andrea della Robbia. Coronation of the Virgin
c. 1474
Glazed terracotta, 265 x 230 cm
Chiesa dell'Osservanza, Siena



Andrea della Robbia. c. 1475
Glazed terracotta, height 33 cm
Museo Nazionale del Bargello, Florence



Andrea della Robbia. Relief Bust of a Young Man
1470s
Glazed terracotta, diameter 70 cm
Liechtenstein Museum, Vienna

 
 

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