Saint John the Evangelist
Saint John the Evangelist by Giovanni Angelo del Maino, a masterpiece of early sixteenth-century Italian sculpture, was originally part of a Lamentation on the dead Christ. The figure effortlessly dominates the surrounding space. It is wrapped in drapery articulated in folds which sustain without attenuating the tension of the figure and culminates in the “altered likeness” of the face, thus clearly denouncing the influence of Leonardo da Vinci’s studies for the Last Supper.
Recently exhibited at BIAF 2017 in Florence, San Giovanni won the prize as the best sculpture of the Art fair.