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Niccolò dell’Arca’s group of statues in the S. Maria della Vita of Bologna foreshadow the sculptural realism we see in the High Renaissance. These terracotta figures would have originally been enhanced with polychrome paint which has faded over the centuries. This kind of intense realism may have been inspired in part by the physical reenactments of the Passion performed in churches, a tradition that still lives on in some countries. 

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Niccolò dell’Arca

Lamentation over the Dead Christ, 1462-3

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