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MADONNA OF THE STEPS

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Artist:
Michelangelo
Dimensions:
17.5"H x 12.25"W x 1"D
Bronze Sculpture:
Lost Wax
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MADONNA OF THE STEPS  "Madonna della Scala" By MICHELANGELO

Lost Wax Bronze Sculpture

17.5"H x 12.25"W x 1"D

17 lbs.

Edition Size: 475

Madonna of the Steps is the earliest known sculpture by Michelangelo, created when was only fifteen or sixteen years old. It remained in the Buonarroti family until two years after the master's death, when it was presented by a nephew, Leonardo, to Duke Cosimo I. Ten years later, Cosimo II returned it to the Buonarroti family.

Michelangelo's genius is evident as a teenager in this, his first masterpiece, whose figures are so fluid that they look as if they were drawn with a pencil and molded in wax. He admired Donatello's technique of rilievo schiacciato, a form of shallow relief carving requiring delicate chiseling of the marble, both to model the figures as well as create the sense of recession in space. However, it astonishes us that, as a teenager, Michelangelo's conception of the Madonna and Child would be so different from the depictions of his predecessors.

 

For the first time in 500 years, Michelangelo Sculpture International is offering a unique opportunity to own a piece of Art History in the form of an authorized, reduced size, limited edition bronze casting of Michelangelo's most famous sculpture.

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