The Virgin Mary Covered in Wax Drips

Michele Bressan, Madonna, sculpture covered in wax drips
Michele Bressan, Madonna

I found this sculpture in the Old Town last night, as part of Bucharest’s tenth edition of the White Night of the Art Galleries, which included a ten-year retrospective at ARCUB. Titled simply Madonna, it’s a work from 2014 by Michele Bressan (b. 1980, Trieste, Italy), who has been residing in Bucharest since 1993.

I’m showing it because this Virgin Mary covered in wax drips made me think of her as carrying our prayers as a light burden . . .

Here are some more shots of her from today.

Michele Bressan, Madonna, detail showing her head
Michele Bressan, Madonna (detail)
Michele Bressan, Madonna, detail showing her back
Michele Bressan, Madonna (detail)
Michele Bressan, Madonna, detail showing the pedestal covered in wax candles
Michele Bressan, Madonna (detail)
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One thought on “The Virgin Mary Covered in Wax Drips

  1. Mira Tudor, Thank you for the images and information. I like the way Our Lady Mary’s blue and red colors are the leitmotiv. An internet search revealed Michele Bressan’s expertise in film and photography, but nothing about sculpture.

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