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della robbia

della robbia

The glazed sculptures of Luca Della Robbia and his family admired by Leonardo da Vinci and whose technique still baffles experts are featured in a sweeping exhibition devoted to the Renaissance master and his contemporaries. Over 130 marble and terracotta works by andrea , his nephew Andrea and the latter’s son Giovanni have been gathered […]

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Searching for the della Robbia red clay

Searching for the della Robbia red clay

There are a number of legends in Barga which are somewhat difficult to sort out the truth from the fact and fiction. One or two of them have to do with one particular group of people  – the della Robbia family from Firenze. Barga is quite a small city but it does have a large […]

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Mons. Timothy Verdon – Sacred images in art

Mons. Timothy Verdon – Sacred images in art

The glazed technique invented by Luca della Robbia to protect his creations from the elements prompted Leonardo to say that it ”had made painting eternal"

The glazed sculpture of Luca Della Robbia and his family, admired by Leonardo da Vinci and whose technique still baffles experts was at the centre of an extremely interesting meeting this afternoon in Barga. As the Renaissance master Luca, (or his nephew Andrea and the latter’s son Giovanni, nobody is still absolutely sure just who […]

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Quella terracotta robbiana di Barga al Louvre di Parigi

Quella terracotta robbiana di Barga al Louvre di Parigi

Io personalmente non lo sapevo. E quando ho visto questa cosa, il 20 Agosto scorso nel corso di una delle mie periodiche visite in Francia, sono rimasto meravigliato della cosa. Si tratta di una pala d’altare attribuita a Luca della Robbia il Giovane, raffigurante “Il Cristo al monte degli Olivi” e conservata al Louvre di […]