Media Information

 
 
 
Collection:
ADJUNCT MODULE B: ITALIAN ART
Preferred Title:
Madonna Enthroned with Angels and Saints
Alternate Title:
Cappella Medici Altarpiece
Image View:
Detail, row of cherubim across the entablature
Creator:
Andrea della Robbia (Italian ceramicist, 1435-ca. 1528)
Location:
site: Santa Croce (Florence, Tuscany, Italy)
Location Note:
Piazza Santa Croce; Cappella Medici
GPS:
43.768417 11.262722
Date:
ca. 1480 (creation)
Cultural Context:
Italian
Style Period:
Fifteenth century; Renaissance
Work Type 1:
altarpiece
Work Type2:
relief (sculpture)
Classification:
Sculpture and Installations
Material:
tin-fired glazed terracotta
Technique:
casting (process); fabrication attributes: ceramics
Subjects:
saints; Angels; John, the Baptist, Saint; Mary, Blessed Virgin, Saint; Medici, Cosimo de', 1389-1464
Description:
The della Robbia production of tin-glazed terracotta developed considerably in the second half of the 15th century, and their works were imitated by such artists as Benedetto da Maiano and Andrea Sansovino. Their wide range of products included church furnishings (tabernacles, pulpits, fonts, lavabos), architectural elements (niches, cornices, friezes, corbels, pavements), stemmi and decorative objects (vases and baskets of fruit, mirrors). Above all there were altarpieces and relief sculptures for private devotions, representing the Virgin and Child and the Adoration, framed by cherubim or garlands. The Chapel of the Noviciate, which Michelozzo built around 1445 for Cosimo de’ Medici, has a glazed terracotta altarpiece by Andrea della Robbia, of the Madonna and Child with Saints. (Source: Grove Art Online; http://www.oxfordart online.com/)
Collection:
Adjunct Module B: Italian Art
Identifier:
6A1-DRO-SC-MCS-A08
Rights:
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