This is the model of one of the last art pieces created in France (in 1914, at the outbreak of the war, Andreotti returned to Italy). The monumental style and grandeur are abandoned for a more domestic and realistic measure, with ‘Art Deco’ graphical and oriental choices, reflected in the sculptor’s artworks of the years 1912-13 and then in the twenties, under Bourdelle’s influence. Two preparatory drawings reflect this new research that will produce his most meaningful artworks between the end of the Parisian period and his homecoming (1914-1918). From Woman with garland to Woman resting and Woman with sandals, the modeling accompanies and underlines the round forms, thus acquiring a connotation of intimate savoring reflected in a domestic reality. There is no reference to the ancient Venus, since this is a true modern Venus of the 1900.
Room: Early Works
Author: Libero Andreotti