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/Italian orˈkaɲa/
Andrea (anˈdrɛːa), original name Andrea di Cione. ?1308–68, Florentine painter, sculptor, and architect
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  • orcagna taught all Italy, after him, down to Michael Angelo.

    Ariadne Florentina John Ruskin
  • orcagna has also had the credit of building the church of Or San Michele.

    The Cathedral Builders Leader Scott
  • orcagna never succeeded in developing the ideas of his master.


    David Lindsay, Earl of Crawford
  • While admiring the tabernacle of Orsammichele, we are reminded that orcagna was a goldsmith to begin with, and a painter.

    Renaissance in Italy Vol. 3 John Addington Symonds
  • orcagna probably died before the Loggia was completed, and his brother Bernardo succeeded him as architect of the commune.

  • Though matured late, it is the most perfect fruit of the school of orcagna.

    The Story of Florence Edmund G. Gardner
  • He was behind Giotto and Lorenzetti in power and in imagination, and behind orcagna as a painter.

  • Although the work is of minor proportion, it shows a noteworthy progress when compared with the conceptions of orcagna.

    Fra Angelico J. B. Supino
  • The right hand is raised by Michael Angelo as in anger; by orcagna, only to show the wounded palm.

    Val d'Arno John Ruskin
  • The consul, who had discovered it immured in an ancient garden-wall, believed it to have been carved by orcagna.

    Aurora the Magnificent Gertrude Hall

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