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 THREE
 

THE HIGH RENAISSANCE IN ITALY
 

Leonardo da Vinci
Donato Bramante
Michelangelo
Raphael, Giorgione, Titian
Andrea Sansovino
Giovanni della Robbia
Baldassarre Peruzzi
 
 


Giovanni della Robbia
 


Giovanni della Robbia

Giovanni della Robbia, (born May 19, 1469, Florence [Italy]—died 1529), Florentine sculptor, son of Andrea della Robbia and grandnephew of Luca della Robbia who, upon the death of his father in 1525, assumed control of the family workshop.

Giovanni’s early works, of which the most remarkable are a lavabo in the sacristy of Santa Maria Novella, Florence (1497), and medallions in the Loggia di San Paolo (1490–95), were executed in collaboration with or under the strong influence of his father. His most ambitious work is a frieze with representations of the works of mercy on the Ospedale del Ceppo at Pistoia (1525–29), in which he was assisted by his pupils Benedetto Buglioni (1461–1521) and Santi Buglioni (1494–1576).

Giovanni’s younger brother, Girolamo (1488–1566), was trained in Andrea’s studio and collaborated with his father and brother until he moved to France (c. 1527–28), where he was employed on the terra-cotta decoration of the demolished Château de Madrid. After the death of Francis I (1547), Girolamo returned to Florence, but some years later (1559) he resumed his work at the Château de Madrid and at Fontainebleau and was employed on the monuments of Francis II and Catherine de Médicis at Saint-Denis.
 

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Giovanni della Robbia.

The Nativity

 

 

 


Giovanni della Robbia.

St Sebastian


Giovanni della Robbia.
Bust of a Saint. Szépművészeti Múzeum, Budapest

 

 


Giovanni della Robbia.
Lavabo
1498
Glazed terracotta, 414 x 234 cm
Sacresty, Santa Maria Novella, Florence


Giovanni della Robbia. Altarpiece
1511
Glazed terracotta
San Medardo, Arcevia


Giovanni della Robbia. Altarpiece (detail)
1511
Glazed terracotta
San Medardo, Arcevia



Giovanni della Robbia. Lamentation over the Dead Christ
1514-15
Glazed terracotta, 291 x 231 cm
Museo Nazionale del Bargello, Florence


Giovanni della Robbia. Nativity
1521
Glazed terracotta, 280 x 155 cm
Museo Nazionale del Bargello, Florence

 


Giovanni della Robbia. Judith
Glazed terracotta, height: 60 cm
Szépművészeti Múzeum, Budapest

 

 


Giovanni della Robbia.
Altare posto nella chiesa di San lucchese a Poggibonsi

 

 


Giovanni della Robbia.
Cristo fanciullo, 1500-1510

 

 


Giovanni della Robbia.
Pieta, 1510-20
National gallery in Washington D.C

 

 


Giovanni della Robbia.
Virgin and Child

 

 

Giovanni della Robbia.
Ancona, 1510-20
 
 

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