wood, paint, gold leaf, metal
“Toccati da” revisits the religious scene of the Resurrection in the light of our contemporary perception of the body and human touch. In this scene known as “noli me tangere”, the Christ appears to Mary Magdalene but forbids her to touch him.
The artist appropriated six iconographic representations of the biblical scene made by Italians painters of the Trecento to focus on the hands of the two characters. Keeping the gesture identical to what it was on the paintings, she shifted their position to bring them together to touch in these three-dimensional sculptures.
BEACON | CURATOR: CM TURNER | THE ALICE AND HARRIS K. WESTON ART GALLERY | CINCINNATI, UNITED STATES*
LE GRAND TOUR | CURATOR: MARIE DEPARIS-YAFIL | CENTRE D'ART H2M | BOURG EN BRESSE, FRANCE