Giacomo Manzù

Sculptor and Draughtsman

  • Binding Paperback with flaps
  • Size 17 x 24 cm
  • Pages 80
  • Illustrations 40 colour illustrations
  • Language English
  • Year 2015
  • ISBN 9788836632992
  • Price € 18,00
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A true great of twentieth-century sculpture, Giacomo Manzù (1908-1991) is renowned for his delicate and moving work focusing predominantly on portraiture and religious imagery.
And yet, as sensitive to line as he was to form, his drawings exhibit the same restrained power and sinuous qualities that are familiar to us from his more celebrated three-dimensional work and bas-reliefs.
Early in his career Manzù appropriated Christian iconography to make passionate and unflinching indictments of Nazi-Fascist violence. In the post-war era he would establish himself as one of Italy’s foremost sculptors of religious subjects; yet like his contemporary, Emilio Greco, the artist was as drawn to the sensual world as he was to that of the spirit.
Organised with Bologna’s Galleria d’Arte Maggiore, this exhibition celebrates one of modern Italian art’s undisputed masters.

London, Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art, January - April 2016