PISANO, Andrea
(b. ca. 1290, Pontedera, d. ca. 1348, Orvieto)

Virgin and Child

Marble with traces of gilding, height 33 cm (without base)
Museum of Art, Cleveland

The attribution of this small statue to Pisano is based upon a comparison with his bronze reliefs for the Baptistery doors in Florence, fully documented examples of his work. A large body of other statues and reliefs that were unquestionably produced in Andrea's workshop survive. While his style is based upon sculpture typical to Pisa, with its bulk and sense of drama, Pisano was much influenced by the art of the Florentine painter Giotto and by French Gothic metal-work.

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