Who knows what the unveiling announcement leaflet might have read? Fact is, what the maestri Comacini (literally Masters from Como, an influential medieval religious school of art that spread south to central Italy and north into Europe) depicted in “over the top” narrative, they offset through the use of their signature expressionless and rigid figurative style.
It’s thanks to magnificent pieces like this pink marble pulpit that you begin to understand Medieval art and its strange flat, mono-dimensional style a bit more. By portraying the figures at their most basic, the maestri forcefully leave all the imagination about the story to the viewer.
– Contributed by Paola de Angelis and Paolo Caravacci, owner of www.lalcova.com, a furniture manufacturer with a store in Barga.