QUERCIA, Jacopo della
(b. ca. 1367, Quercia Grossa, d. 1438, Siena)
Expulsion of Adam and Eve from the Paradisec. 1435
Marble, 99 x 92 cm (with frame)
San Petronio, Bologna
The Expulsion relief on the main portal derives from Quercia's own relief on the Fonte Gaia, but the figures have become more muscular and tense, as if to compensate for the greater distance between this work and an hypothetical viewer looking at the whole door.