ITALIAN POST-WAR SCULPTURE: BETWEEN FIGURATION AND ABSTRACTION

  • ITALIAN POST-WAR SCULPTURE: BETWEEN FIGURATION AND ABSTRACTION

    4 October - 17 November 2017
  • ITALIAN POST-WAR SCULPTURE: BETWEEN FIGURATION AND ABSTRACTION

    4 October - 17 November 2017
  • ITALIAN POST-WAR SCULPTURE: BETWEEN FIGURATION AND ABSTRACTION

    4 October - 17 November 2017
  • ITALIAN POST-WAR SCULPTURE: BETWEEN FIGURATION AND ABSTRACTION

    4 October - 17 November 2017
  • ITALIAN POST-WAR SCULPTURE: BETWEEN FIGURATION AND ABSTRACTION

    4 October - 17 November 2017
  • ITALIAN POST-WAR SCULPTURE: BETWEEN FIGURATION AND ABSTRACTION

    4 October - 17 November 2017
  • ITALIAN POST-WAR SCULPTURE: BETWEEN FIGURATION AND ABSTRACTION

    4 October - 17 November 2017
  • ITALIAN POST-WAR SCULPTURE: BETWEEN FIGURATION AND ABSTRACTION

    4 October - 17 November 2017
  • ITALIAN POST-WAR SCULPTURE: BETWEEN FIGURATION AND ABSTRACTION

    4 October - 17 November 2017

Introduction

Italian postwar sculpture was dynamic, experimental, and original. This exhibition presents works created during the pivotal moment after the war when Italian sculptors rejected the past and redefined the meaning, purpose and manifestation of their art. Sculptors represented include Andrea Cascella, Pietro Consagra, Lucio Fontana, Marino Marini, Umberto Mastroianni, Fausto Melotti, Eduardo Paolozzi, Arnaldo Pomodoro, Francesco Somaini, and Alberto Viani. As sculptors built new and extraordinary forms, concurrently, their country built a new and buoyant Italy.

 

 

Works

Lucio Fontana

Rosario de Santa Fé 1899 – 1968 Comabbio

Crocifisso, 1949
Signed and dated l. fontana 49 on the reverse Executed in 1949
Coloured ceramic
81.5 x 37.5 x 32 cm / 32.1 x 14.8 x 12.6 in