The Madonna of Bruges

36606398_10213503882569291_876360666267516928_o[1]

 

Some time ago I came across this small rendition of Michelangelo’s Madonna & Child better known as the Madonna of Bruges. I had not seen anything like it before.

 

Madonna michelangelo.jpg

 

The Madonna of Bruges is a marble sculpture by Michelangelo of Mary with the Child Jesus.  The original full sized statue of 200cm/79″ (above) is in the Church of Notre Dame, Buges in Belgium.

 

36611258_10213503907809922_6927910599250673664_o[1]

 

This little replica of Madonna of Bruges measures about 15 1/2 cms (6 inches).  It doesn’t have any ID on it so I don’t know who made it or where it came from.  I can’t tell if it was produced commercially, in large numbers, or whether somebody hand crafted it.

What do you think?

It’s quite heavy & a sort of dark metally iron grey colour.  Not clay. Perhaps some metal compound.  It has the felt on the bottom often found on commercially produced statuary/ormaments.  Looks like it’s been modelled.

 

36672726_10213503857968676_461267989962948608_o[1]

 

Old books here at home.

 

36630785_10213503896089629_4114253708047417344_o[1]

 

36580362_10213503901609767_8591344273280991232_o[1]

 

53e5633f76ffd770aab1c0c5b24bc8ea[1]

 

The beautiful Getty image displays more of an angled view of the statue in the Church of Notre Dame, Bruges.

 

36570935_10213503887129405_3398838806529441792_o[1]

 

36658011_10213503874569091_4660568149324726272_o[1]

 

Home.

 

36598166_10213503922970301_8778179254782263296_o[1]

 

This is on the rear base of the statue: ‘The Bruges Madonna’. Nothing else anywhere.

 

36578811_10213503935370611_5645804849271406592_o[1]

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s