Della Robbia: Sculpting with Color in Renaissance Florence

(Venerdì) (Domenica)

Overview: Luca della Robbia (1400-1483), a master sculptor in marble and bronze, invented a glazing technique for terracotta sculpture that positioned him as one of the most innovative artists of the 15th-century. Today, the sculptures created by Luca and his family workshop retain their brilliant opaque whites, deep cerulean blues, and botanical greens, purples and yellows over modeling that makes them powerful, expressive examples of Italian Renaissance art.  Resistant to weather and easily readable at a distance, Della Robbia works were widely collected in the late 19th and early 20th-century by Americans traveling to Italy who sought to bring a piece of Renaissance Florence home. Della Robbia: Sculpting with Color in Renaissance Florence will present some 40 works by Luca, his nephew Andrea (1435-1525), Andrea’s sons, and the competing Buglioni workshop, drawn chiefly from American collections but also including major loans from Italy. Various sculptural types—Madonna and Child reliefs,  portraits, architectural decorations, household statuettes and active full-scale figures—will illustrate the range and emotional appeal of Della Robbia glazed ceramics. Technical analysis and conservation conducted at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Brooklyn Museum, the National Gallery of Art, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art will provide new insight into how these groundbreaking works were made. A richly illustrated book, the first English-language overview of three generations of Della Robbia sculpture, will accompany the exhibition.

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26.08.2017 - 07.01.2018
Harvard Art Museums
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23.09.2017 - 01.01.2018
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31.10.2017 - 01.04.2018
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26.08.2017 - 07.01.2018
Harvard Art Museums
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24.09.2017 - 01.01.2018
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11 West 53 Street
New York

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11.11.2017 - 04.11.2018
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09.04.2017 - 25.09.2017
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16.03.2018 - 05.08.2018
Smithsonian American Art Museum
8th and G Sts NW
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06.10.2017 - 07.01.2018
Smithsonian American Art Museum
8th and G Sts NW
Washington

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30.03.2018 - 16.09.2018
Smithsonian American Art Museum
8th and G Sts NW
Washington

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26.08.2017 - 07.01.2018
Harvard Art Museums
32 Quincy Street
Cambridge

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11.03.2017 - 18.03.2018
Smithsonian American Art Museum
8th and G Sts NW
Washington

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16.03.2018 - 05.08.2018
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8th and G Sts NW
Washington

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20.10.2017 - 28.01.2018
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8th and G Sts NW
Washington

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03.11.2017 - 18.03.2018
Smithsonian American Art Museum
8th and G Sts NW
Washington

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22.10.2017 - 01.02.2018
MoMA - Museum of Modern Art
11 West 53 Street
New York

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12.06.2017 - 01.10.2017
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11 West 53 Street
New York

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07.10.2017 - 01.01.2018
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Della Robbia: Sculpting with Color in Renaissance Florence National Gallery of Art Main address: National Gallery of Art 4th and Constitution Avenue NW DC 20565 Washington DC, Stati uniti National Gallery of Art 4th and Constitution Avenue NW DC 20565 Washington DC, Stati uniti Overview: Luca della Robbia (1400-1483), a master sculptor in marble and bronze, invented a glazing technique for terracotta sculpture that positioned him as one of the most innovative artists of the 15th-century. Today, the sculptures created by Luca and his family workshop retain their brilliant opaque whites, deep cerulean blues, and botanical greens, purples and yellows over modeling that makes them powerful, expressive examples of Italian Renaissance art.  Resistant to weather and easily readable at a distance, Della Robbia works were widely collected in the late 19th and early 20th-century by Americans traveling to Italy who sought to bring a piece of Renaissance Florence home. Della Robbia: Sculpting with Color in Renaissance Florence will present some 40 works by Luca, his nephew Andrea (1435-1525), Andrea’s sons, and the competing Buglioni workshop, drawn chiefly from American collections but also including major loans from Italy. Various sculptural types—Madonna and Child reliefs,  portraits, architectural decorations, household statuettes and active full-scale figures—will illustrate the range and emotional appeal of Della Robbia glazed ceramics. Technical analysis and conservation conducted at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Brooklyn Museum, the National Gallery of Art, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art will provide new insight into how these groundbreaking works were made. A richly illustrated book, the first English-language overview of three generations of Della Robbia sculpture, will accompany the exhibition. Book tickets