Talk:Luca della Robbia
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There are several issues with citations, unbiased language, and some missing information in the article. In the introduction to the article there are no citations listed, the references given from Oxford Art Online and Encyclopedia Britannica could be good citations for this section. The Biography Section mentions information it says is from the work of Giorgio Vasari, yet does not mention which work or include a citation for his book. Citing The Lives of the Artists Oxford University Press, 1998. ISBN 0-19-283410-X, and adding some more information which is present in this work would be an improvement for the Biography section.
Some of the language of the article comes across as unprofessional or as biased. For example where the introduction describes his "most famous work" or the Sculpture section describes "the most important existing work", these sections do not give any citation for why this is so and it comes across as a personal opinion. Some of the passages which describe artworks also insert assessments of the art which are un-cited and biased, for example in the section of Sculptures "Their figures are at once lively, finely observed, and gracefully combined in groups designed to fit the ten panels of the gallery." is an un-cited, non-neutral critique of the work. There are also several areas where there are inferences about della Robbia's skill and technique which are un-cited. For example the section on the Cantoria which claims "The advanced nature of the work proves that he must have been an accomplished artist long before joining the Sculptors Guild in 1432",is un-cited. The Oxford Art Online article on della Robbia, given in references, gives some citations from other artists that could be used to describe what specific professionals thought of della Robbia's skill.
Over all the article can be improved by either providing citations for professional assessments of the importance and skill of different works, or deleting any biased sentences all together. There is also more information in sources for this article such as in Gentilini, Giancarlo. "Robbia, della." Grove Art Online. Oxford Art Online, Oxford University Press, which could be added to improve the article.Walcoh (talk) 20:45, 31 January 2017 (UTC)
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