Andrea Pisano


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Pisano, Andrea

(ändrĕ`ä pēzä`nō), c.1290–c.1348, Italian sculptor, also called Andrea da Pontedera. His most important work, the first bronze doors of the baptistery in Florence, was begun in 1330. In 28 panels he depicted scenes from the life of John the Baptist. Through Andrea, Italian sculpture came under the influence of the painter and architect GiottoGiotto
(Giotto di Bondone) , c.1266–c.1337, Florentine painter and architect. He is noted not only for his own work, but for the lasting impact he had on the course of painting in Europe. Training

Giotto reputedly was born at Colle, near Florence.
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, whom he succeeded as head of the work on the cathedral and the campanile in Florence. It is still debated whether the design for the campanile reliefs is to be credited to Giotto or to Andrea. Andrea spent his last year in Orvieto, directing work on the facade of the cathedral.