Sculpture in the Certosa, Pavia
by Giovanni Antonio AMADEO

The façade of the Certosa was commissioned by Ludovico il Moro beginning in 1492. Designed and constructed under the supervision of the Pavian architect and sculptor Giovanni Antonio Amadeo, it was built of marble from Carrara, near Pisa. The façade is divided and subdivided into windows and other openings - rectangular, arched or round, and single, double, and quintuple - and enriched with sculptural reliefs.

The terracotta decoration of the two cloisters in the Certosa was carried out during the 1460s by a group of artists of whom the most prominent was Cristoforo Mantegazza. The young Amadeo worked as a modeller in terracotta on the spandrel decoration of the Small Cloister.

Preview Picture Data File Info Comment
View of the façade
1490s
Marble
Certosa, Pavia

1600*1171
True Color
253 Kb



View of the façade
1490s
Marble
Certosa, Pavia

1800*1350
True Color
290 Kb



View of the façade
1490s
Photo
Certosa, Pavia

1232*1000
True Color
208 Kb



Façade of the church (detail)
1490s
Marble
Certosa, Pavia

1061*1400
True Color
252 Kb



Façade of the church (detail)
1490s
Marble
Certosa, Pavia

1600*1067
True Color
285 Kb



Façade of the church (detail)
1490s
Marble
Certosa, Pavia

1800*1350
True Color
256 Kb



Façade of the church (detail)
1490s
Marble
Certosa, Pavia

1800*1350
True Color
261 Kb



Detail of the façade
1490s
Marble
Certosa, Pavia

1200*900
True Color
287 Kb



Detail of the façade
1490s
Marble
Certosa, Pavia

933*1400
True Color
246 Kb



Detail of the façade
1490s
Marble
Certosa, Pavia

1400*933
True Color
250 Kb



Detail of the façade
1490s
Marble
Certosa, Pavia

1165*1165
True Color
204 Kb



Detail of the façade
1490s
Marble
Certosa, Pavia

1371*1400
True Color
283 Kb



View of the Small Cloister
1460s
Marble
Certosa, Pavia

992*1263
True Color
259 Kb



Spandrel decoration of the Small Cloister (detail)
1460s
Terracotta
Certosa, Pavia

1067*1600
True Color
288 Kb



Doorway
c. 1466
Marble
Certosa, Pavia

830*1200
Grayscale
253 Kb




Works by Giovanni Antonio Amadeo
Cappella Colleoni, Bergamo | Certosa, Pavia | various