Sunday, April 12, 2015

Statue of Saint Reparata

Statue of Saint Reparata by Amalia Dupré, Santa Maria del Fiore, Florence
Statue of Saint Reparata by Amalia Dupré
Santa Maria del Fiore (Saint Mary of the Flower)
Piazza del Duomo
Florence, October 2013

“Amalia Dupré (Florence 1845–1928) was a corresponding member of the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence. She was taught by her father, Giovanni Dupré, a famed sculptor, whose Abel is in the Modern Art Gallery at the Pitti. You can find her work on the façade of the Duomo: she made the statue of St. Reparata and finished the statue of St. Zenobi for her father. In Casacalande, in Campobosso province, on the fourth Sunday of each September, her statue of the Virgin Mary is brought to the Chiesa delle Madonna della Difesa for the day’s religious festivities.”

3 comments:

Revrunner said...

Marvelous!

Changes in the wind said...

This is so intricate...beautiful.

Fotolosopher said...

What a gorgeous statue. I had no idea women were working as sculptors back then. Wonderful.