Pisano, Andrea

(Andrea di Pontedera; c. 1290-1348)
   Italian sculptor and architect from Pontedera on Pisan territory. Andrea, who is unrelated to Nicola and Giovanni Pisano, was the son of a notary named Ser Ugolino Nini. Nothing is known of his training or artistic activity before 1330 when he is documented working on the bronze doors for the Baptistery of Florence. In 1337, Andrea modified the upper part of the Campanile of the Cathedral of Florence, originally designed by Giotto, by adding niches to contain sculptures. He then executed four prophets, kings Solomon and David, and two sibyls for these niches. In the same year, he executed a series of rhomboid reliefs for the Campanile's base. These are arranged in two rows, the upper row depicting seven planets, seven Virtues, seven sacraments, and seven liberal arts. In the lower row are scenes from the Book of Genesis, the arts, the sciences, and the labors of man. They refer to the perfection of God's creation and human accomplishment. In 1340, Andrea continued the building of the Cathedral of Florence following the plans provided by Arnolfo di Cambio, who died in 1302, leaving the structure incomplete. Seven years later he was in Orvieto, working on the cathedral. He died in 1348, victim to the Black Death.

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  • Pisano, Andrea — • An Italian sculptor and architect, b. 1270; d. 1349 Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006 …   Catholic encyclopedia

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  • Pisano,Andrea — Pi·sa·no (pē zäʹnō), Andrea. 1270? 1348. Italian sculptor. His best known work is the depiction of the life of John the Baptist on the bronze doors of the Baptistery in Florence. * * * …   Universalium

  • Andrea Pisano — • An Italian sculptor and architect, b. 1270; d. 1349 Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Andrea Pisano     Andrea Pisano     † …   Catholic encyclopedia

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  • ANDREA PISANO — (1290 env. 1348) Malgré sa célébrité, Andrea de Pontedera plus connu sous le nom d’Andrea Pisano, bien qu’il n’ait aucun lien de famille avec Nicola et Giovanni Pisano reste un artiste assez énigmatique. Sculpteur, architecte, ingénieur militaire …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Pisano — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Pisano puede referirse a: Lo relativo a la ciudad italiana de Pisa La familia de escultores del gótico italiano: Nicola Pisano Andrea Pisano Giovanni Pisano Otros personajes: Giunta Pisano Bernardo Pisano Nino Pisano …   Wikipedia Español

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  • Pisano — (Andrea da Pontedera, dit) (v. 1295 v. 1349) sculpteur et architecte italien. à Florence, il réalisa la première porte du baptistère (1330 1336), puis, succédant à Giotto, il exécuta le campanile (1337 1343). Pisano (Nicola). V. Nicola Pisano …   Encyclopédie Universelle

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