Purism in Santa Maria della Scala
Castelli's funeral monument
Originally known as "The little Maenad", recently the artwork has been identified as a gypsum model for the Castelli girl's funeral monument. The little girl, whose limbs have been shaped soft and tender, is represented in the act to ascend to the Heaven, disrobed of the earthly garments who fall to the ground.
The Guardian Angel
The artwork is the gypsum model for the Family Barker's funeral monument in Alexandria of Egypt. The monument was commissionated by the banker Barker in 1875 in loving memory of his three little daughters prematurely departed in fact the guardian angel is showing the Heaven to the girls.
Santa Maria della Scala, servizio programmazione culturale musei
Redazione di Chiara Nencini
con la collaborazione di Michele Caliani, Olimpia Dell'Avanzato e Viola Pecchioli (progetto di alternanza scuola-lavoro, liceo Classico e Musicale "Enea Silvio Piccolomini" A.S. 2017-2018)Fotografie realizzate dagli alunni della 3D-AM, A.S 2017-2018, del Liceo Artistico "Duccio di Buoninsegna" di Siena.
Per le foto si ringraziano inoltre Alessio Fabbrini e Luciana Petti.