Andrea della Robbia
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".
His works included:
- The medallions of infants for the Foundling hospital, Florence, and the Annunciation over the inner entrance
- the Meeting of S. Francis and S. Dominic in the loggia of S. Paolo, Florence
- the Virgin adoring the Divine Child in the Crib in the Bargello
- the Resurrection of Christ in the S. Bernardino Basilica in L'Aquila
- the Madonna della Quercia at Viterbo
- the marble high altar of S. Maria delle Grazie at Arezzo
- the decorations of the vaulted ceiling and porch of the old Pistoia Cathedral
- the decorations of Sante Flora e Lucilla in Santa Fiora
- the Crucifixion and the Assumption of the Virgin at La Verna.
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- One or more of the preceding sentences incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Herbermann, Charles, ed. (1913). "Andrea della Robbia". Catholic Encyclopedia. Robert Appleton Company.
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