Thais - 1200 anni di scultura italiana - Scultura Romanica

Scultura altomedioevale e romanica

Secolo XIII

Stone.     -      Pietra.

Gropina, Pieve

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Anonimo    Pulpito

In Toscana, dove è frequente l'incontro con una scultura sapiente e raffinata, le pievi di campagna, specie nel secolo XII, offrono invece esempi curiosi di formule barbarizzanti. Tenendo desto un repertorio protoromanico di origine comasca, mescolandolo con elementi orientali, mettendo insieme l'eleganza dell'arca a base circolare con la durezza brutale delle figurazioni antropo-zoomorfe, il rustico maestro di Gropina rivela un indubbio talento.

Anonimo    Pulpit

In Tuscany where one frequently encounters a knowing and refined sculpture, the country parishes, especially in the 12th century, offered curious examples of Barbaric formula. They tended to offer a proto-Romanesque repertoire of a Como origin, mixing oriental elements and putting together the elegance of the circular-based arch with the brutal hardness of the anthrop-zoomorphic figuration, the rustic master in Gropina reveals an undoubted talent.

 

 

 


Anonimo    Two saints, from arca beneath main altar

The sculptors of these stocky, staring figures are ex­ponents of one of the many tendencies in the prolific and highly active school of Anselmo da Campione, which includes architects and master builders as well as stone­cutters. These sculptors, already predisposed to the Gothic in the weight of the limbs and cautiously aware of the bending quality of the body, adopt ope