Victory carrying the Dead Hero – Monument to the Fallen of Roncade
This is a first model for the group of the Monument to the Fallen of Roncade in Treviso, later cast in bronze. The art piece is six meters tall; the group stands on a huge Bergamo blue-grey stone base where the Offer bas-relief is inserted. The Roncade group, on which the artist worked from 1922 to 1924, marks the beginning of his activity on public commission for monumental art pieces. With this first proof “Andreotti gave the first and maybe most balanced example of his last phase, which became characteristic in the years following his death. And here are echoes of his Bourdelle experience…” On February 6, 1923 in a letter to his friend Carpi, he told him he was very happy to be ending the monument. But its execution went through difficult phases in order to get economic support for his expenses. Andreotti was forced to ask his friend, the comedy writer Sem Benelli, to help him obtain from the government the necessary bronze for the casting.
Room: Mature Works
Author: Libero Andreotti