The coloured bas-relief bears the title: Artemisia up on the right and it is signed and dated L(ibero).S(partaco).A(ndreotti). Milan 1906. The surface is rough and vibrates to light, in an immediate and animated performance like in French Impressionist paintings, or as the wax sculptures of Medardo Rosso and Paolo Troubetzkoy. The elegance of the Russian greyhound introduces, by means of a topic congenial to the artist, the 1907 Purebred, also part of the ‘group’ with the slim young figure in order to highlight “two graceful and fascinating examples of the aristocratic animality of the purebreds”, as Vittorio Pica wrote in the catalogue for the VII Venice Biennal.
Room: Early Works
Author: Libero Andreotti