PISA Giovanni (Pisano Giovanni)( Italian sculptor and architect of the era protorenessansa; son, a student and assistant to Nicola Pisano.)
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Biography PISA Giovanni (Pisano Giovanni)
(ca. 1245/1250 - after 1320)
Born in Pisa ca. 1245. In 1265-1278 he worked with his father. Around 1270-1276 he visited France, in his writings clearly the influence of French Gothic sculpture. Around 1284, Giovanni was commissioned to create a sculptural composition facade of Siena Cathedral, and in 1290 led the work on its construction and decoration. At the end of the century he returned to Pisa and worked as an architect and sculptor on the construction of church buildings. In 1301, Giovanni Pisano finished work on the department for the Church of Sant 'Andrea in Pistoia, which is shaped like a chair, created by his father. However, the style of the reliefs from Giovanni different blshey freedom and ease, it shows the figure in the movement and uses various means of dramatizing the.
From 1302 to 1320 by Giovanni Pisano worked on the chair, destined for the cathedral of Pisa (1302-1310), fragments of which are now kept in Berlin and New York. He performed well as several statues of the Madonna and began work on the tomb of Empress Margaret of Luxembourg in Genoa (1313).