15 août 2016

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Presents the First Major US Exhibition of Della Robbia Sculpture

Luca della Robbia, The Visitation, about 1445. Glazed terracotta. Church of San Giovanni Fuorcivitas, Pistoia. Photograph: Scala/Art Resource, NY. BOSTON, MA —Powerful expressions of faith, hope and love are manifested in brilliant colors that characterize the Della Robbia glazed terracotta sculptures from the Renaissance, explored in an exhibition organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA).Della Robbia: Sculpting with Color in Renaissance Florence is the first major exhibition in the US dedicated to Della... [Lire la suite]

29 janvier 2016

Giovanni della Robbia (1469-1529), Judith holding the head of Holofernes, Italian, Florence, circa 1520

Giovanni della Robbia (1469-1529), Judith holding the head of Holofernes, Italian, Florence, circa 1520, glazed terracotta, height 24 3/8  in.; 62 cm. Estimate 200,000 — 300,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's Provenance: Collection of Margarete Oppenheim, sold Julius Böhler 1936 Bibliography: Julius Böhler, Sammlung Frau Margarette Oppenheim, sale catalogue,  Munich, 23 April – 15 May 1936, no. 722, fig. 47 Tschermak von. Seysenegg, “Die Judith von Giovanni della Robbia”,... [Lire la suite]
26 février 2010

"Modeling Devotion: Terracotta Sculpture of the Italian Renaissance" @ the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Matteo Civitali, "Virgin and Christ Child", ca. 1480. Painted terracotta, ht. 39 inches. BOSTON, MA.- In Italy during the Renaissance (around 1400 to 1600), an innovative form of sculpture was developed using fine clay that was shaped and modeled before being fired in a kiln. Called terracotta in Italian (meaning “baked earth”), this type of sculpture often has been overlooked by scholars in favor of the more commonly known Renaissance sculptures carved in marble or cast in bronze. "Modeling Devotion: Terracotta... [Lire la suite]