High exhibits Renaissance masterwork from Florence

Nov 16, 2014 1447

Three marble panels from a famed organ loft created for the Florence Cathedral in Italy are on display at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta through Jan. 11. The exhibit is titled "Make a Joyful Noise": Renaissance Art and Music at Florence Cathedral.

Italian sculptor Luca della Robbia (1400-1482) created 10 exquisitely detailed panels that depict the celebratory text of Psalm 150 beginning in 1431. The project, titled the Cantoria, extended over seven years. According to a news release provided by the High Museum, the artist focused his marble interpretation of the psalm on jubilant children singing and playing instruments and dancing. He received lavish praise for this work and was acknowledged as one of the five founders of Renaissance art in Florence.

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Source: http://www.georgiabulletin.org/

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