piana di Lucca

Nino Pisano, Madonna and Child

A work by one of the most important sculptors of the 14th century

In the suburb of Puglianella in Camporgiano (municipality of Lucca) is the Church of Santa Maria Assunta. This sacred building seems to date to the end of the 16th century, according to an epigraph inside a niche and the baptismal font.


Inside are a number of significant works: 18th-century marble side altars, one with a marble altarpiece of the Crucifixion and another with a painting of Saints Nicola and Lucia. Betweenn these is the wooden sculpture of the Madonna and Child attributed to Nino Pisano.

Nino Pisano returns to this theme in a number of other sculptures, including a Madonna and Child at Santa Maria Novella, the Madonna of the milk and the Madonna of the Rose which are both located at the Church of Santa Maria della Spina in Pisa. The artist is the son of Andrea Pisano and one of the most important sculptors of the 1300s, as well as one of the last exponents of gothic culture.

A small village overlooking the Serchio River
The council of Camporgiano rises on the right bank of the River Serchio in a valley that divides the two mountain ranges of the Apuan Alps and the Apennines. The villages that are part of the council have maintained a medieval urban installation and each one pays important testimony to the culture and the history of Garfagnana. ...