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Encyclopedia > Luca Della Robia

Luca della Robbia (1400-1482) was a Florentine sculptor noted for his terracotta roundels. Della Robbia developed a pottery glaze that made his creations more durable in the outdoors and thus suitable for use on the exterior of buildings. His work is noted for its charm rather than the drama of the work of some of his contempories.


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Della Robbia - LoveToKnow 1911 (3390 words)
Other reliefs by Luca, also in glazed terra-cotta, are those of the Ascension and Resurrection in the tympani of the doors of the sacristies in the cathedral, executed in 1443 and 1446.
Andrea Della Robbia (1435-1525), the nephew and pupil of Luca, carried on the production of the enamelled reliefs on a much larger scale than his uncle had ever done; he also extended 2 The Victoria and Albert Museum possesses what seem to be fine replicas of these statues.
Girolamo Della Robbia (1488-1566), another of Andrea's sons, was an architect and a sculptor in marble and bronze as well as in enamelled clay.
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