Monday, July 13, 2015

Sorrow over Dead Christ

Sorrow over Dead Christ, Santa Maria della Vita, Via Clavature, Bologna
“Compianto sul Cristo morto” (Sorrow over Dead Christ) by Niccolò dell'Arca, 1463
Sanctuary of Santa Maria della Vita, Via Clavature
Bologna, June 2015

“The sculptor Niccolò da Bari, born in 1435 came to Bologna from south of Italy. He became famous as ‘Niccolò dell'Arca’ after creating the famous arch for the tomb of St Dominique in Bologna. Some time between 1465 and 1490, he created a group of 7 terracotta statues, including the dead Jesus and a group of persons crying around him. The statues are larger than life size.”


Siddhartha Joshi said...

So very interesting, especially when you tell more about the history of the piece and the artist...

retriever said...

Wonderfull scultuur Bologna 's Church,greeting from Mons city in Belgium.

Changes in the wind said...

Such talent....Thanks for sharing.