1985 年 36 巻 2 号 p. 49-61
This paper is based upon the author's interpretation on the Virgin and Child : The Christ, taking off His swaddling clothes, stands on a knot of His clothes which symbolizes His determination. These mean that He, realizing the Incarnation, is determinded to be the Redeemer. The Virgin's folds, held under her forearms, hanged on each elbow of her seat and on the plinth, show that she, responsing to Him and rising from her seat, is in arrested motion because of her realization of the Passion. The Virgin and Child, therefore, has a time-structure. The Saints who were in colloquy move and act in response to Him, with this time-structure. St. Prosdocimus as a bishop is turning his upper body to the onlookers to be baptized. St. Louis, judging from his hand, was in the act of blessing as symbol of the priestly office. He, responding to Him, intends to draw the onlooker' attention to Him by pointing towards the center, by running his eyes over the onlookers. St. Giustina is a variation of the Virgin in the Cavalcanti and, turning back, points towards the Christ saying to the onlookers "Salvation unto our Christ." The poses and gestures of the Saints would be consistent by this setting.