Now open! “Della Robbia: Sculpting with Color in Renaissance Florence” explores the innovative techniques used by 3 generations of artists. Thanks to the glazing method invented by Luca della Robbia, nearly six centuries after their creation the ceramics retain their signature opaque whites, deep cerulean blues, and lively greens, purples, and yellows. See the vibrant works in our West Building, on view through June 4.
Luca della Robbia, “Madonna and Child,” c. 1475, glazed terracotta, National Gallery of Art, Washington, Widener Collection