This is a monumental figure which imposes itself on the spectator for its size and its facial characterization, with an intense and vivacious physiognomy. Libero Andreotti is back in Italy, first in Lucca and then in Florence, after his French period, and the art piece, even if in full adherence to the Parisian world (to Bourdelle’s Penelope of 1908) is now integrated with the new expressions of familiar and domestic approach and of past culture held in “Giottesque synthesis”. In 1914 Florence also marks the beginning of his fellowship with Ugo Ojetti: Andreotti realizes the portrait of his wife Fernanda and with it a renewed interest for Bourdelle reappears. Bourdelle will be Ojetti’s guest and friend in Florence.
Room: Mature Works
Author: Libero Andreotti