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Robbia,

Italian sculptors: see Della RobbiaDella Robbia
, Florentine family of sculptors and ceramists famous for their enameled terra-cotta or faience. Many of the Della Robbia pieces are still in their original settings in Florence, Siena, and other Italian cities, but the finest collections are in Florence in the
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Robbia

1. Andrea della . 1435--1525, Florentine sculptor, best known for his polychrome reliefs and his statues of infants in swaddling clothes
2. his uncle, Luca della . ?1400--82, Florentine sculptor, who perfected a technique of enamelling terra cotta for reliefs
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The Della Robbia Pottery, Birkenhead, 1894-1906, published by the Antique Collectors' Club, is a scholarly work charting what must be one of the shortest-lived ceramics enterprises ever.
ANTIQUE FAIR OFFER | I'M not sure there'll be |any Della Robbia to buy at The Pavilions of Harrogate Antiques & Fine Art Fair on October 31-November 2, but the event will offer the opportunity to meet Antiques Roadshow expert and wellknown author Judith Miller, below, who will be signing copies of her world famous antique guides.
I libri della famiglia examines the classical connection between otium and femininity, passivity, and lasciviousness, yet, like the Della Robbia depiction of grammar, it also represents certain forms of leisure as virile because they support the status of the family and the homeland.
Even the exotic rifle conjures up Blanche DuBois' giddy description of her gown's color: "It's Della Robbia blue
It emphasises the creative initiative of four artists in particular who 'founded' the Florentine artistic project of the first half of the 15th Century: Filippo Brunelleschi, Donatello, Lorenzo Ghiberti, and Luca della Robbia.
The same virtuosity and maturity of expression in ceramic work was rediscovered and reinvented in the Renaissance by the Della Robbia, who raised it to new levels of greatness with the addition of coloured glazes.
The little girl models the type of conversional response to the della Robbia that Psalm 98 calls us to offer in a "new song"; nothing quite new, for the girl in the study is only doing what another Virgin has already done.
Otra cuestion es la de ese "renacer" como motivo decorativo all'antico en el seno del taller de los Della Robbia (56); desde luego, nada mas genuinamente florentino en el Quattrocento que Luca della Robbia y sus obras en barro cocido, vidriado y policromado, que tienen su continuidad, notoriamente acrecentada y divulgada, mas alla de la calidad y cualidad artisticas de las piezas, por parte de su sobrino y heredero Andrea della Robbia; prolongandose este activo taller con Giovanni della Robbia y otros miembros de la familia hasta bien entrado el siglo XVI.
Both Tiepolo and della Robbia were Italian Renaissance artists whose work Aponovich admires.
However, his greatest commission was to create a Christ Child and crib to accompany the kneeling Madonna by the Renaissance sculptor Giovanni Della Robbia in Liverpool Cathedral after the original was destroyed.
Tra gli altri documenti presentati, la preziosa testimonianza di Luca della Robbia sull'esecuzione di due patrizi fiorentini, Pietro Paolo Boscoli e Agostino Capponi, e, di non minore interesse, un testo in versi del famoso Giulio Cesare Croce, il quale descrive, a modo suo, l'esecuzione a Bologna di vari personaggi tra cui anche un ebreo, Manas.
Yet I saw the della Robbia, I heard Trinette's song, I add new