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Sculpture - Madonna & Child, Leopoldine Mimovich, Bronze, circa 1995 Object Reg. No: SH 950519

Summary:
Alternative Name(s): Mary and Child

Bronze Sculpture titled 'Madonna & Child' by Leopoldine Mimovich, circa 1995. Leopoldine is a sculptor and painter. She was born in the South Tyrol district of Austria (now Italy) and migrated to Australia in 1949. She had studied sculpting in Vienna and in Hallstatt and continued to sculpt in Australia. Her work explores mainly Christian themes and she has gained widespread recognition for her work within the Australian Christian community.
Description:
Bronze cast sculpture of the Madonna and Child. The sculpture is elongated and stylised, curves and verticals are emphasised. Mary stands draped in a cloak which reaches to the ground, she holds the baby Jesus against her breast.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 58.50 cm (Height), 9.50 cm (Width), 13.00 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: artworks, cultural identity, immigration, handcrafts, religions, women s work, sculpture, migration settlement, austrian immigration
Themes this item is part of: Leopoldine Mimovich, Austrian Migrant & Artist, 1949, Immigration & Artistic Practice Collection, Cultural Diversity Collection, Migration Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: CULTURAL IDENTITY
Secondary Classification: Ethnicity - Creative Practice
Tertiary Classification: sculpture
Artist: Mrs Leopoldine Mimovich, Kew, Victoria, Australia, circa 1995
References: Contemporary Craft and Cultural Identity Project, by Deborah Tout- Smith and Anna Malgorzewicz for MoV and Monash University History Dept, 1992.

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