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The Roundel - Moderno P-H p 202 Tondi and roundels are...

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The Roundel Donatello Slide 13-41: Virgin and Child with Two Angels. Donatello & assistants. Marble. 1457-8, Cathedral, Siena. Pope-Hennessey p. 84. As with circular paintings, the circular relief sculpture or roundel became popular in the fifteenth century. It was also a favorite shape for religious figures, especially the Madonna. The Della Robbias Slide 13-42a: St. John the Evangelist. Luca Della Robbia, (1400?-1482) Enameled terra cotta. c. 1442. Pazzi Chapel. P-H p. 110.
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Luca Della Robbia was famous for his works in terra cotta, as was Andrea, Luca's nephew, pupil, and successor. Slide 13-43: Foundlings. C. 1487. Enameled terra cotta. Andrea della Robbia (1437- 1528) Spedale degli Innocenti. PH p. 178. These are two of 14 bambini Andrea made the children's hospital in Florence. Lucca's sons Giovanni and Girolamo were also terra-cotta sculptors. The Italian Plaquette Slide 13-45: Mars with Trophies.
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Unformatted text preview: Moderno. P-H p. 202 Tondi and roundels are symbols of the loosening of the connection between artworks and their locations. As more works of art became portable objects made for the art market, the ultimate example of that was the plaquette. They were small, single-sided bronze reliefs. They were made in Rome, Florence, and Padua from around 1450 to 1550. Many were rectangular or oblong, but most were round, usually under 6 in. in diameter. Some themes were religious, but many were drawn from mythology, as this figure of Mars by Moderno, the most prominent and prolific sculptor of plaquettes. Slide 13-46: Allegory of Virtue. Riccio. PH p. 213 Riccio (1470?-1532) was also active in making plaquettes, like this Allegory of Virtue. With many plaquettes the aim was to portray principles of conduct; courage, rectitude, constancy decency, restraint, and virtue....
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