Giovanni Pisano carved animal tracks on the base of one of two lions bearing columns in his pulpit for Pisa Cathedral (1302-1310). Overlooked for more than seven centuries, these are the first naturalistic paw prints carved in marble in post-Classical Western art. This paper presents the initial results of a joint art historical and anatomical study of the Pisa paw prints conducted by Dr Luca Palozzi and Dr Gurå Bergkvist. In so doing, it tackles the much-debated issue of Medieval ‘naturalism’ (and its means) from an unusual perspective. A cross-disciplinary approach, that is, may help us find new answers to long-standing questions.
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|Publication status||Published - 14 Mar 2018|
|Event||The Murray Seminar on Medival and Renaissance Art: And the great lion walks through his innocent grove’. A cross-disciplinary study of lion paw prints in Giovanni Pisano’s Pisa pulpit - Birkbeck, University of London, London, United Kingdom|
Duration: 14 Mar 2018 → …
|Seminar||The Murray Seminar on Medival and Renaissance Art|
|Period||14/03/18 → …|