Madonna and Child (Luca della Robbia)

Madonna and Child (Luca della Robbia)

Artist Luca della Robbia

Date ca. 1465

Movement Italian Renaissance

Medium Glazed terra cotta

Located at Or San Michele, Florence

 

Works continued to be installed at Or San Michele; terra cotta roundels, such as the ones seen here, were ideal substitutes for the guilds with less resources. Here, the Virgin and Child, each echoing each other, view passerby; they are contained within a Brunelleschian arch flanked by lilies; a vivid, enamel-like background of blue helps to emphasize the main subject matter.