Thursday, August 11, 2016

Celebrate the Beauty And Liveliness of Della Robbia Sculptures in Boston

Artist: Andrea della Robbia (Italian, 1435–1525) Date: ca. 1475 Culture: Italian, Florence Medium: Glazed terracotta Dimensions: confirmed: 64 3/4 in., 920 lb. 
MASSACHUSETTS---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 Robbia sculptures, which have endured for more than 500 years. Florentine sculptor Luca della Robbia (1399/1400–1482) invented the groundbreaking glazing technique in the 15th century, and the exhibition showcases 46 works of art by his family and associated workshops.

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston: "Della Robbia Sculpting with Color in Renaissance Florence" (August 9 - December 4, 2016); Avenue of the Arts,  465 Huntington Avenue,  Boston, MA; (617)267-9300;
Andrea della Robbia's "Madonna and Child with Cherubim" (c. 1485) glazed terracotta.