This belongs to that nucleus of artworks close to Ugo Ojetti’s taste and theories; in fact a bronze casting of this piece belonged to Ojetti’s Collection, together with “over twenty more sculptures by Andreotti gathered between 1914 and 1920. “Between 1914 and 1917 Andreotti enters the golden period of his activity”, following Ojetti’s indications: recovery of the local fifteenth-century tradition, within the synthetic modernity of Bourdelle and Cézanne. The pose and the draping of this statue recall a late fourteenth-century wooden sculpture, then considered a Sienese fifteenth-century Madonna.
Room: Early Works
Author: Libero Andreotti