QUERCIA, Jacopo della
(b. ca. 1367, Quercia Grossa, d. 1438, Siena)

Creation of Adam

Santa Maria della Scala, Siena

The relief of the Creation on the Fonte Gaia depicts a powerfully muscular but generalized figure of Adam, who strains upwards towards a downward-inclining God the Father. The figures are tightly compressed in the foreground plane with little attention to depth or indication of landscape setting.

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