Sculpture of St. John the Evangelist

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Maria Działo


The sculpture of John the Evangelist was created in the 17th century in an unknown sculpture workshop and placed on the rood beam of the church in Orawka, together with the whole Crucifixion group. The piece bears formal features which are indicative of the sculptural oeuvre of the 17th century. It is characterised by rigid body and a delicately marked contrapposto (the right leg is slightly bent in the knee). The draping of his garment is also static and unemotional, comprising simple, deep folds falling down the body contours.

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Maria Działo, "Sculpture of St. John the Evangelist", [in:] "The Sacred Lesser Poland Heritage", 2024, source:

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