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Madonna of the coazzone

Pietro Antonio Solari

Sforzesco Castle

Sforzesco Castle

The Madonna ‘of the coazzone’owes
its name to the dialect term for the long plait hanging down her back, a
hairstyle very fashionable among the ladies of late fifteenth-century Milan. The sculpture comes from Milan Cathedral
and is attributed to Pietro Antonio Solari, son of the architect Guiniforte. The forms are elegant, the drapes simplified
and the contours of the face softened, in line with the classicist trend
occurring towards the end of the fifteenth century.

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  • Title: Madonna of the coazzone
  • Creator: Pietro Antonio Solari (attrib.)
  • Location: Museo di Arte Antica, Castello Sforzesco, Milan
  • Physical Dimensions: 161,5 x 48 x 41,5 cm
  • Type: Sculpture
  • Rights: Comune di Milano - Civiche Raccolte Artistiche, Castello Sforzesco, Milano
  • External Link: https://arteantica.milanocastello.it/
  • Medium: Marble
  • Art Genre: Sacred art
  • Art Movement: Renaissance
  • Art Form: Sculpture
  • Artist Nationality: Italian
  • Artist Death Place: Moskow
  • Artist Death Date: 1493
  • Artist Birth Place: Milan?
  • Artist Birth Date: 1445/1450

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