Putti, Putti, Putti

26 Mar

Putto (plural, putti) are babies with wings who play the part of angelic spirits in the art of Lecce’s Baroque churches. These pudgy little angels are essential to the design of the many pillars, altars and freestanding sculptures. Carved from Lecce stone their hands hold everything from hammers to balls to peaches to scrolls and garlands. To give you a taste of what we have been seeing we offer these images of Lecce’s puttis in their splendor.

How many angels can dance on the head of a pin? An infinite number…

5 Responses to “Putti, Putti, Putti”

  1. thegenxtravels March 28, 2022 at 1:24 am #

    I travel to Lecce in a week! I will look for these little guys!!! Thanks for sharing!! Lori

  2. Dede March 26, 2022 at 5:17 pm #

    What a delightful collection. Are they always boy putti? Some are more modest than others so one can’t tell… Looks like you are having a great time. Thank you for taking us along! xox

    • Jill and Dana March 26, 2022 at 5:30 pm #

      Thought you would appreciate this one especially. Glad you are here.

      • Jill and Dana March 26, 2022 at 5:37 pm #

        Not sure if they are all boys. Some “look” like girls. But putti may be “above” gender.

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