The Treviso Crucifix, 1180-1230
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This paper is a discussion of the cared wooden crucifix that supposedly hung for many years in a monastery near Treviso, a small town about 25 miles northwest of Venice, in northern Italy. The paper relates that this crucifix is classified as a "volto santo" or holy face depiction of Christ, who is shown as in glory, without an expression of pain.
From the Paper:"A good deal of our fascination with medieval art is an attraction to the symbolism of this art. While some aspects of this art are relatively realistic, in other regards, it deliberately foregoes realism in favor of symbolic aspects. Another fascinating element of this art is the comparative anonymity of the artists who created it. For many medieval works of art, including many of the amazing cathedrals that still stand as the foremost architectural wonders of western Europe, we have no idea who the artists were who created these works. As a mark of how very different this social order was from our own, the artists left virtually no record..."
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