Orcagna Andrea di Chone (Orcagna Andrea di Cione)( Italian painter, sculptor and architect.)
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Biography Orcagna Andrea di Chone (Orcagna Andrea di Cione)
(ca. 1308 - ca. 1368)
Born in Florence, the son of the artist. Two of his brothers, Jacopo and Leonardo (Nardo), were painters, and the third, Matteo - sculptor.
Andrea Orcagna created the famous tabernakl, located in the church Orsanmichele in Florence - a grand building, which contains written them altarpiece Madonna delle Grazie. Tabernakl decorated with colored and gilded marble sculptures and reliefs depicting scenes from the life of the Virgin. Work on it continued from 1352 to 1359.
Main paintings Orcagna - Capella Strozzi altarpiece in the church of Santa Maria Novella in Florence, signed and dated 1357. It depicts Christ, handed the keys to the apostle Peter and the book of St.. Thomas Aquinas in the presence of other saints. In this work combines the rigid structure of the composition and prominence of the figures, typical of Florentine art, and muted colors, typical of Sienese painting. The walls of the chapel were painted by Andrea, along with his brother Nardo. The most famous of these frescoes - Paradise.
Architectural activities Orcagna limited to decorate existing buildings.