Marian Relief

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This article provided new information about Marian reliefs that I had never considered, before. In Johnson’s writing, she describes the role of Marian relief sculptures in fifteenth century Italy. The most interesting aspects of these sculptures was the role they played in worship and marital rituals. In this essay, I will discuss Johnson’s writings about the necessity of naturalistic sculptures and Marian reliefs’ part in these rituals. As described by Johnson, Italian’s increasingly strong urge to become more in tuned with God and Jesus Christ became apparent through the sculpted reliefs that were created for public and private worship. This need resulted in a more naturalistic approach to statues that concerned the Madonna and
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