Lambert de Maestricht and Liege

  • March 09, 2019
  • Blender 2.7x
  • Render: Blender Internal
  • Creator: geoffreymarchal
  • License: CC-BY-NC
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Lambert de Maestricht and Liege (?), Liege, around 1510-1520, oak and walnut, original polychromy. Late Gothic sculpture. Musee du Cinquantenaire (Brussels, Belgium). Made with ReMake and ReCap Pro from AutoDesk.

Saint Lambert, bishop of Maestricht, was assassinated in the 9th century by members of the Frankish nobility. His successor, Hubert, had his relics transported to Liege. Lambert wears a bishop miter and a rationale on his shoulders. This is a distinctive sign attributed to certain episcopal seats, including that of cork.

From the 15th century, the sculptors represent characters more and more realistic, with individualized features. They create figures that can be viewed from all sides and that tend towards more expressiveness. The game of draped clothes becomes more complicated and seems animated with a life of its own.

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