Giacomo Manzù, ‘Inge’, 1970, Wallector
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Giacomo Manzù

Inge, 1970

Etching
19 3/10 × 24 3/5 in
49 × 62.5 cm
This is part of a limited edition set.
€1,800
Location
Only Exhibition
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About the work
Wallector
Only Exhibition

Hand Signed and numbered. Edition of 125 prints.
Published in the artwork series: "Giacomo …

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Hand Signed and numbered.
Publisher
Touchstone Suite, New York
Giacomo Manzù
Italian, 1908–1991
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At the apex of his career, sculptor Giacomo Manzù adhered to three principle motifs: life-size nudes, Catholic iconography, and the painter with his model. In refining his style, he phased out terracotta and stucco, concentrating on bronze and, to a lesser extent, marble. Manzù intended the simplified human figures for which he ultimately became known to act as widely accessible symbols with allegorical meaning, a sensibility that comes through in works like his serene-faced “Cardinals” (of which he made many versions beginning in 1938), whose stylized cloak and headdress form a smooth pyramid. Likewise, his bronze relief doors Porta Della Morte (1952-64) to St. Peter’s in the Vatican received praise for balancing church demands with 20th century tastes. Besides drawing inspiration from classical sculpture, particularly work by Michelangelo, Manzú admired Aristide Maillol’s figures.

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Hand Signed and numbered. Edition of 125 prints.
Published in the artwork series: "Giacomo Manzù: Fifteen original etchings and aquatints", by Touchstone Suite, New York ,1970.

Giacomo Manzù (Bergamo, 1908- Ardea, 1991), pseudonym of Giacomo Manzoni, was a famous italian artist and sculptor. He devoted …

Medium
Print
Signature
Hand Signed and numbered.
Publisher
Touchstone Suite, New York
Giacomo Manzù
Italian, 1908–1991
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At the apex of his career, sculptor Giacomo Manzù adhered to three principle motifs: life-size nudes, Catholic iconography, and the painter with his model. In refining his style, he phased out terracotta and stucco, concentrating on bronze and, to a lesser extent, marble. Manzù intended the simplified human figures for which he ultimately became known to act as widely accessible symbols with allegorical meaning, a sensibility that comes through in works like his serene-faced “Cardinals” (of which he made many versions beginning in 1938), whose stylized cloak and headdress form a smooth pyramid. Likewise, his bronze relief doors Porta Della Morte (1952-64) to St. Peter’s in the Vatican received praise for balancing church demands with 20th century tastes. Besides drawing inspiration from classical sculpture, particularly work by Michelangelo, Manzú admired Aristide Maillol’s figures.

Giacomo Manzù

Inge, 1970

Etching
19 3/10 × 24 3/5 in
49 × 62.5 cm
This is part of a limited edition set.
€1,800
Location
Only Exhibition
Have a question? Visit our help center.
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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