VERROCCHIO, Andrea del
(b. 1435, Firenze, d. 1488, Venezia)
Christ and Doubting Thomas1476-83
Bronze, height 230 cm
In interpreting the subject, Verrocchio clearly anted to bring out the emotional intensity of the moment when Christ invites Thomas to prove his identity by touching the wound in his side. Thomas stands slightly outside the niche, overlapping the left column, and seems to be moving inward toward Christ, who is posed on an elevated base.
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