Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Sluter's The Mourner

                               
This little statue is one of Sluter's "Pleurant" (Mourner) studies, it's at the MFA in Boston and I just love it. I would love to hold it and take it's pain away, it is so full of emotion.  It isn't grand, maybe only a foot high, but it is powerful.  It appears lots of people are looking at my blog re Sluter's fabulous maquette.  Thank you and wish I'd written more about it.  This little statue touches me deeply.  I understand it is part of a series of maquettes he did for a tomb.  I cannot think of another piece that affects me as much as this one does and I visit it every time I go to the MFA.

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