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Luca Della Robbia was born in the year of 1388 in Florence Italy He was raised like all children He was taught to read and write He was also going to learn the goldsmiths art Luca began to learn to model and design in wax As he got better he started making small things out of marble and bronze After he had discovered his talent in ceramics he devoted himself to sculpting Luca Della Robbia was just about fifteen years old when he was first invited to Rimini with other young sculptors to make some things out of marble for Sigismondo di Pandolfo Malatesta who was then building a chapel Luca Della Robbia was commissioned to help design the choir gallery of the cathedral in Florence in 1421 Luca Della Robbia helped by sculpting things out of marble for the church He created five different scenes He made one which represented Donatus teaching grammar in the second he created Plato and Aristotle to represent philosophy A man playing the lute is the third one which represents Orpheus It is to represent music The fourth one is Ptolomaeus for astrology The fifth one is Euclid for geometry Luca Della Robbia used these subjects for a specific reason These five subjects were considerably important They represented Apelles at work painting and sculpting For the base of Luca Della Robbias work he created scenes representing different choirs Above this he created two angel sculptures Later on after he had sculpted them he covered them with coats of glaze compounded with tin antimony and other substances His angels he sculpted in the background were painted white on a blue background sometimes with touches of gold and color in the background setting This painting was known as the Madonna and Child Now to this date it is seen in the Metropolitan Museum This project was started in the year of 1437 and completed in 1440 After
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