(b. before 1496, d. 1531, Padova)

Virgin and Child

c. 1480
Santa Maria dei Miracoli, Venice

The façade of the church Santa Maria dei Miracoli contains a refined sculptural ornament. The sculpture of the Virgin and Child by Giorgio Lascaris is located on the semi-circular plinth above the doorway.

The torsion in the baby's body, which projects it into space, anticipates the serpentine forms that were to dominate Venetian sculpture in the early sixteenth century.