Personal Reflection on the Schone Madonna and Child

Religion and Theology / April 23, 2015 / No Comments /
The author reflects on an Austrian sculpture and its place in the tradition of such sculptures.

“The term of a Schone Madonna means a beautiful Madonna; which I think gave justice to the lovely sculpture from Salzburg, Austria. Like many Schone Madonnas she had the common S-curve figure and her stance. The Madonna’s stance made her seem as if she was in the midst of rocking her baby – The Christ Child to sleep. Though her body parts were heavily hid through the long draping garments; her position made it that she was standing with one leg straight while the other leg bent at the knee.”


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