Saint Joan of Lestonnac

Sculptor : Alberto Pérez Rojas
Date | 2015
Materials : Cedar wood polychromed in oils
Dimensions : 125 cm
Location : Colegio de la Compañía de María (Jerez de la Frontera)

Description of the work

Sculpted as the culmination of the events marking the 125th anniversary of the founding of the college in Jerez de la Frontera, the saint shows a clear attitude of offering. She starts from a classical contraposto, holding out her right hand to the viewer; in her left hand, resting on her left leg, she holds the book with the constitutions of the congregation she founded. The slightly lowered gaze brings softness and candour to the face of a middle-aged Jeanne de Lestonnac.