Italian, c.1270-c.1348]"> Italian, c.1270-c.1348]">

Fine Art Presentations

 An e.Gallery for Artists
Pontedera, Andrea da (Andrea Pisano) [Italian, c.1270-c.1348] 











 Navigate: Home → Alphabetical  → Pontedera Andrea da  [Link Partners]  [Help]    Help support the e.Gallery!   

Pontedera, Andrea da (Andrea Pisano) [Italian, c.1270-c.1348]

[ 14th Century Artists | Gothic Artists | Sculptors ]

Andrea Pisano, also called Andrea da Pontedera (born c. 1270–90, Pontedera, near Pisa – died c. 1348–49, Orvieto, Papal States), one of the most important Italian sculptors of the 14th century whose chief works were executed in Florence, where he came under the influence of Giotto. Andrea is recorded as the author of the earliest of three bronze doors for the baptistery of the cathedral of Florence, which, completed in 1336, has 20 quatrefoil panels with scenes from the life of St. John the Baptist and 8 with figures of the virtues. The figures are gilded and set against a smooth bronze surface.

On the death of Giotto, in 1337, Andrea succeeded him as the chief architect in charge of the construction of the campanile (bell tower) of the cathedral of Florence, to which he added two stories adorned with panel reliefs. Most of the reliefs on the lower part, depicting the arts, sciences, and occupations of man and three scenes from Genesis, are generally attributed to Andrea and his studio. Statues in niches of the campanile (originally placed above the reliefs now in the cathedral museum), representing David and Solomon and two sibyls, have been attributed to Andrea, but this has been disputed. Two statuettes of Christ and Saint Reparata also in the cathedral's museum are generally considered his.

The iconography of the baptistery door was indebted to the mosaics on the interior of the building and to Giotto's frescoes in Sta. Croce. The composition of the door was influenced by that of the bronze doors of the cathedral of Pisa. Andrea's style is marked by a simplicity, restraint, and skillful arrangement of figures that places him in the front rank of the sculptors of the period.

He is last recorded as superintending architect of the cathedral of Orvieto, in which office his son Nino succeeded him.

From October of 1916 through January of 1917, Rudolf Steiner gave a series of nine lectures known as the Art Course. These lectures were given the title of: The History of Art. Click here to discover what Steiner said about Andrea Pisano in the ninth lecture, or in the entire lecture series.


  Pontedera, Andrea da (Andrea Pisano) [Italian, c.1270-c.1348]

bLog Link

More info from ArtCyclopedia 

No Galleries
Previous Level Top Level

Click here to purchase related items. from

(6 Images, Page 1 of 1)
Size: 77 KB [thumbnail of Madonna_di_Rupecava.]
Dims: 640 x 960
Type: JPG
File: Madonna_di_Rupecava.
Title: Madonna di Rupecava
Size: 160 KB [thumbnail of St_Reparata_Pisano_O]
Dims: 800 x 1794
Type: JPG
File: St_Reparata_Pisano_O
Title: Saint Reparata
Size: 138 KB [thumbnail of Creation_Adam_Pisano]
Dims: 800 x 923
Type: JPG
File: Creation_Adam_Pisano
Title: Creation of Adam
Size: 254 KB [thumbnail of MonumentoArcivescovo]
Dims: 800 x 1162
Type: JPG
File: MonumentoArcivescovo
Title: Monumento Arcivescovo Saltarelli
Size: 184 KB [thumbnail of Madonna_del_Latte_co]
Dims: 800 x 1067
Type: JPG
File: Madonna_del_Latte_co
Title: La Madonna del Latte
Size: 179 KB [thumbnail of HA09-052.jpg]
Dims: 800 x 908
Type: JPG
File: HA09-052.jpg
Title:  Tubal-Cain
(6 Images, Page 1 of 1)