Episode 52 – Siena: Cathedral Pulpit by Nicola Pisano
February 6, 2024

Episode Info:
This episode examines Nicola Pisano’s great sculptural pulpit in the cathedral in Siena, Italy. Carved five years after his pulpit in Pisa Baptistry, this work is much more Gothic in style, reflecting its highly decorative architectural surroundings. Yet, Pisano’s work is still full of innovation and invention as he strived to modernize medieval sculpture by introducing drama, movement, naturalism and emotion.

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