Andrea Pisano's Reliefs on the Campanile in Florence


Andrea Pisano, Reliefs for the Campanile in Florence, c. 1336

Speakers: Dr. David Drogin, Dr. Beth Harris

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Shute L wrote on Saturday, April 28, 2012

Pisano made the reliefs out of the older marble instead of bronze for the Campanile. He also used the religion of Christianity within these reliefs, but also incorporated the zodiac symbols in as well because at the time they blended both of those together. I think that it is interesting that Pisano uses a somewhat gothic form by not showing the body shape, while he is still using a naturalistic classical appearance.

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