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Pisano

[pee-zah-naw]
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noun
  1. An·dre·a [ahn-dre-ah] /ɑnˈdrɛ ɑ/, c1270–c1348, Italian sculptor.
  2. Gio·van·ni [jaw-vahn-nee] /dʒɔˈvɑn ni/, c1245–c1320, and his father, Ni·co·la [nee-kaw-lah] /niˈkɔ lɑ/, c1220–78, Italian sculptors and architects.
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Examples from the Web for pisano

Historical Examples

  • The portrait of Pisano I have not been able to find in any place whatsoever.

    Lives of the Most Eminent Painters Sculptors and Architects

    Giorgio Vasari

  • It remains for us after our own fashion to pay some such homage to Pisano.

    Renaissance in Italy Vol. 3

    John Addington Symonds

  • Unless a strong similarity between it and Pisano's pulpits can be proved, their hypothesis carries with it no persuasion.

    Renaissance in Italy Vol. 3

    John Addington Symonds

  • What is left by way of similarity is a sculpturesque refinement in Sigelgaita's portrait, not unworthy of Pisano's own chisel.

    Renaissance in Italy Vol. 3

    John Addington Symonds

  • Donatello executed marvellous studies of character, and Pisano medals such as have never been seen 116 before or since.

    Venice

    Dorothy Menpes


British Dictionary definitions for pisano

Pisano

noun
  1. Andrea (anˈdrea), real name Andrea de Pontedera. ?1290–1348, Italian sculptor and architect, noted for his bronze reliefs on the door of the baptistry in Florence
  2. Giovanni (dʒoˈvanni). ?1250–?1320, Italian sculptor, who successfully integrated classical and Gothic elements in his sculptures, esp in his pulpit in St Andrea, Pistoia
  3. his father, Nicola (niˈkɔːla). ?1220–?84, Italian sculptor, who pioneered the classical style and is often regarded as a precursor of the Italian Renaissance: noted esp for his pulpit in the baptistry of Pisa Cathedral
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