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
 
 

Sculpture


Pietro Lombardo.
 


Pietro Lombardo

Pietro Lombardo, (born c. 1435, Carona, duchy of Milan [Italy]—died June 1515, Venice), leading sculptor and architect of Venice in the late 15th century, known for his significant contribution to the Renaissance in that city. He was the father of Tullio and Antonio, both respected sculptors of the time.

Lombardo’s early work shows a Florentine influence, but his mature style is clearly affected by Northern ideas. His first known work was the Monument of Antonio Roselli (1464–67) in the Church of San Antonio in Padua, where he also designed the Casa Olzignan. About 1467 he moved to Venice, where he spent the remainder of his life, producing numerous monuments and buildings.

Two of Lombardo’s most significant tombs in Venice are in the Church of Santi Giovanni e Paolo: the Malipiero Monument (c. 1463) and the Doge Pietro Mocenigo Monument (c. 1476–81), which is decorated with 15 life-size marble figures. On the latter and numerous other works, Lombardo was assisted by his sons, and they sometimes executed entire projects under his supervision—e.g., the Onigo Monument (1490); San Nicolò, Treviso.

Lombardo was architect and chief sculptor for the Church of Santa Maria dei Miracoli (1481–89), which is considered one of the finest Renaissance buildings in Venice. In 1482 he executed the tomb of Dante in Ravenna and in 1485 began work on his most distinguished monument, the Zanetti tomb in the cathedral at Treviso, for which most of the carving was done by Tullio and Antonio. From 1498 until 1515 he served as master mason of the Palazzo Ducale (Doges’ Palace) in Venice.

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Pietro Lombardo.
Angel. c. 1474. Marble. San Giobbe, Venice

 


 


Pietro Lombardo. Monument of Pietro Mocenigo
1476-81
Istrian stone and marble
Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo, Venice

 

 


Pietro Lombardo. Monument to Doge Pasquale Malipiero
Marble
Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo, Venice


Pietro Lombardo. Monument to Jacopo Marcello
Marble
Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, Venice




Pietro Lombardo. Le tombeau de Tomaso Mocenigo, 1423

 


Pietro Lombardo. Monument to Doge Niccolò Marcello
Marble
Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo, Venice



Pietro Lombardo. Monument to Generosa Orsini
c. 1500
Marble
Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, Venice



Pietro Lombardo. Palazzo Dario
c. 1487
Venice


Pietro Lombardo. Façade and left side
1481-89
Santa Maria dei Miracoli, Venezia



Pietro Lombardo. Interior looking toward the apse
1481-89
Santa Maria dei Miracoli, Venezia

 
 

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