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


AGOSTINO DI DUCCIO.


 

 


Agostino Di Duccio

Agostino Di Duccio, (born 1418, Florence—died 1481?, Perugia, Papal States), early Renaissance sculptor whose work is characterized by its linear decorativeness. His early work shows the influence of Donatello and Michelozzo, whom he assisted in adorning SS. Annunziata in Florence.

Agostino’s name is associated mainly with the wealth of sculptured decoration for the Tempio Malatestiano at Rimini, a building designed by L.B. Alberti. The only work in the Tempio with which he can certainly be associated is the Arca degli Antenati, and it is likely that his share was limited to the sculptures in the chapels of S. Sigismondo, the Sibyls, and the Infant Games and to some decorative carvings. Whether or not he also carved the much-superior reliefs in the chapels of the Planets and the Liberal Arts, he was profoundly influenced by the Neo-Attic style on which these were based. Agostino’s other major work was the series of reliefs he executed for the facade of the Oratory of S. Bernardino at Perugia (c. 1457–61). His style—with its linear emphasis, cursive drapery, and flat, schematic forms—lacks the fundamentally naturalistic intention of most Florentine sculpture of his time and owes its mannerisms largely to the Humanist environment of Rimini.

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AGOSTINO DI DUCCIO.St Bridget of Sweden Receiving the Rule of Her Order
1459-60
Marble, 43 x 64 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York


AGOSTINO DI DUCCIO. Madonna del Carmine
Marble, height: 83 cm
Museo Nazionale del Bargello, Florence




AGOSTINO DI DUCCIO. Virgin and Child Surrounded by Angels, 1450-75, marble
Musée du Louvre, Paris. 90KB

 


AGOSTINO DI DUCCIO. The Angel Gabriel
Terracotta with traces of paint, height: 146 cm
Szépmûvészeti Múzeum, Budapest

 


AGOSTINO DI DUCCIO. Madonna col bambino e due angeli


AGOSTINO DI DUCCIO. Virgin and Child
c. 1450
Glazed terracotta
Galleria Nazionale dell'Umbria, Perugia

AGOSTINO DI DUCCIO. Madonna
c. 1475
Pietra caciolfa
Galleria Nazionale dell'Umbria, Perugia

 


AGOSTINO DI DUCCIO. The Obedience
1457-61
Marble, height: 130 cm
Oratorio di San Bernardino, Perugia

AGOSTINO DI DUCCIO. An angel drawing back a curtain
1450-55
Marble, under life-size
Tempio Malatestiano, Rimini

 


AGOSTINO DI DUCCIO. Angels Playing a Viola
1457-61
Marble
Oratorio di San Bernardino, Perugia

AGOSTINO DI DUCCIO. Angels Playing a Lute and Tambourine
1457-61
Marble
Oratorio di San Bernardino, Perugia

 


AGOSTINO DI DUCCIO. Musician angels
1450-55
Marble
Tempio Malatestiano, Rimini


AGOSTINO DI DUCCIO. Putti che giocano.
Marble, relief height about cm 90, 1449-1457.


 


AGOSTINO DI DUCCIO. The Moon
c. 1456
Marble
Tempio Malatestiano, Rimini

AGOSTINO DI DUCCIO. Saturn
c. 1456
Marble
Tempio Malatestiano, Rimini

 


AGOSTINO DI DUCCIO. Philosophy
c. 1456
Marble
Tempio Malatestiano, Rimini



AGOSTINO DI DUCCIO. Viaggio di San Sigismondo. Marble, height cm 27.
Detail of a relief from Tempio Malatestiano in Rimini, about 1454.




Oratorio di San Bernardino
1457-61
Perugia


AGOSTINO DI DUCCIO. A Miracle of San Bernardino of Siena
1457-62
Marble, half life-size
Oratory of San Bernardino, Perugia

 
 

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