Madonna and Child Andrea Pisano

This statue makes me think of my medieval history class.  My professor took us the the museum to look at medieval art.  She talked to us about how, as the Middle Ages progressed, sculptors developed an awareness of “sway.”  Instead of standing rigidly with their weight evenly distributed between both feet, the statues will begin to distribute their body weight unevenly, putting more weight on one leg.  This statue has excellent sway.

Madonna and Child Andrea Pisano

Happy New Year everyone!

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