Andrea della Robbia

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Andrea della Robbia (October 24, 1435 – August 4, 1525) was an Italian Renaissance sculptor, especially in ceramics.

Biography[edit]

Robbia was the son of Marco della Robbia. Andrea della Robbia's uncle, Luca della Robbia, popularized the use of glazed terra-cotta for sculpture. "The medium gained great popularity in fifteenth-century Florence and became a specialty of the della Robbia family studio, which was directed by Andrea after Luca, his uncle, died. Altarpieces made of glazed terra-cotta were more colorful, less expensive, and easier to transport than similar sculptures in marble".[1]

Born in Florence, Robbia was the most important artist of ceramic glaze of the times. His workshop was carried on by his son Giovanni after his death.

Works[edit]

His works included:[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ LACMA
  2. ^  One or more of the preceding sentences incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainHerbermann, Charles, ed. (1913). "Andrea della Robbia". Catholic Encyclopedia. Robert Appleton Company. 

References[edit]

  • Thorndike, Lynn (1956). The History of Medieval Europe. University of Michigan.