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This "exceptional" bust by #AndreadellaRobbia sold @christiesinc today as part of #TheExceptionSale for $895,500, well above its $200,000-400,000 estimate. The polychrome-glazed #terracotta bust of a Laureate besides being an excellent example of Andrea Della Robbie's oeuvre, boasts a remarkable #provenance . As Christie's declared, "
A ROYAL DELLA ROBBIA: LOST AND FOUND." The bust probably once graced the famed Villa Poggio Reale, built for Crown Prince Alfonso of Aragon, Duke of Calabria and later King Alfonso II of Naples. The villa was designed by Florentine architect #GiulianodaMaiano , whose previous works numbered commissions from the leading Florentine families such as, the Pazzi, Strozzi and Antinori, as well as the Medici. Giuliano also designed the #GubbioStudiolo for #federicodamontefeltro now part of the collection of the @metmuseum. #lorenzoilmagnifico himself was supposedly involved in the design of the villa, desiring that it should be a showcase abroad of Florence's dominance in the arena of the arts. The della Robbia workshop was renowned for its glazed terracotta, able to achieve a dazzling array of polychrome colors, utilizing a secret family recipe passed down through several generations. The workshop was commissioned to produce both tiles for the floors and a series of noble portraits depicting celebrated members of the Aragon ancestors. This work displays a great deal of della Robbia's prowess, the high-relief gives the work a powerful sense of #chiaroscuro . Sadly, the villa was sacked by Charles VIII and the bust might have been one of the few remarkable survivors from what seems to have been one of the greatest architectural and artistic endeavors of the Renaissance. #lonesurvivor
Three-In-One Pork Biangbiang Noodle ($11.25) with Garlic Pig Ears ($6.25) in the background. The flour noodles had great texture and the three different sauces work well together. The spicy 🌶 portion was a little too salty for me. The egg tomato and pork was on point. Would order again. 🍝 😋
Conferenza di Chiara Lorenzetti: "Ceramica Artistica a Ronco Biellese: 1929-1987". Ronco Biellese è un piccolo paese situato tra i comuni di Vigliano, Zumaglia, Ternengo, a pochi chilometri da Biella, in Piemonte.
Una parte della sua storia è legata alle cave di argilla che fin dai tempi antichi hanno dato lavoro alla sua popolazione e che ha prodotto ceramiche in terracotta smaltata di uso quotidiano dette "bielline" per la vicinanza di Ronco a Biella.
Accanto alla produzione di bielline, Ronco vede nascere agli inizi del 1900, periodo fertile e altamente creativo per la ceramica italiana, una produzione di ceramiche artistiche, di differente respiro e destinazione,
Tale produzione, con alternanza di manifatture, ceramisti, tipologie e decorazioni, si protrarrà fino alla fine del 1987.
New piece I'm taking to #ICFFNY and I can't wait to show it. Large wide rimmed bowl. The colour looks super easy to apply but it took me 5 takes to get it this way. On and wash off. Due to the shape it was splashing all over the place. I got it now. Silvia defeated the bowl. Sometimes the simplest jobs become a mission. Repeat and learn.