The Early Renaissance


 

 


Jacopo della Quercia
 

 
 
 

 

 
Jacopo della Quercia

(b Siena, ?1374; d Siena, 20 Oct 1438).

Italian sculptor, sienese school. He was the most significant non-Florentine sculptor of the 15th century: a transitional figure in the development of Italian Renaissance sculpture, who infused the Late Gothic art of Nicola Pisano  with a new appreciation of antiquity, paving the way for such later artists as Antonio Federighi and Francesco di Giorgio in Siena, Niccolo dell’Arca in Bologna and, most notably, Michelangelo. He worked for a wide spectrum of patrons—the papal states, noble and mercantile families and the cities of Siena and Florence—and was the only Sienese artist of his century to achieve a truly national reputation.

           


The Creation of Adam

1425-35
Istrian stone
S. Petronio, Bologna
 

 

 


Temptation

1425-28
Marble
S. Petronio, Bologna
 

 

 

Adam and Eve

c. 1428
Marble
S. Petronio, Bologna
 
 
 

Expulsion from the Eden

1425-28
Marble, height: 85 cm
S. Petronio, Bologna
 
 
 
 

Tomb of Ilaria del Carretto

1406-13
Marble
Cathedral of San Martino, Lucca
 
 
 
 

Tomb of Ilaria del Carretto

1406-13
Marble
Cathedral of San Martino, Lucca
 
 
 
 

Tomb of Ilaria del Carretto (detail)

1406-13
Marble
Cathedral of San Martino, Lucca
 

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