Orcagna(redirected from Andrea di Cione Arcangelo)
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(Andrea di Cione). First mentioned in 1343 or 1344; died 1368 in Florence. Italian painter, sculptor, and architect. Representative of the Florentine school of the trecento.
Orcagna participated in building the cathedral of Orvieto from 1359 to 1362 and the cathedral of Florence in 1357 and from 1365 to 1367. In his sculpture and painting, which are strongly influenced by Giotto and Andrea Pisano, plastic clarity of representation is combined with Gothic features of refined ornamentation and enamel-like coloring. Examples are the surviving fragment of the fresco Triumph of Death in the church of Santa Croce in Florence (c. 1350) and the altarpiece in the Strozzi Chapel of Santa Maria Novella in Florence (1354–57).
The di Cione family included Orcagna’s brothers, the painters Nardo (died 1365 or 1366 in Florence) and Jacopo (mentioned between 1365 and 1398).
REFERENCESGronau, H. D. Andrea Orcagna und Nardo di Cione. Berlin, 1937.
Boskovits, M. “Orcagna in 1357 and in Other Times.” The Burlington Magazine, 1971, vol. 113, no. 818, pp. 239–51.