(b. 1436, Lucca, d. 1501, Lucca)
Cappella di San Giovanni, Cathedral, Genoa
Matteo Civitale executed six life-size, free-standing statues (Adam, Eve, St Elizabeth, St Zacharias, Isaiah and Habakkuk) for the chapel of St John the Baptist in Genoa Cathedral. They are infused with a spirit and aesthetic only partly evolved from Civitale's earlier works and are characterized by pathos and subtly dramatic expressive faces.
The picture shows Adam.