This a model for a monumental ‘Justice’. Such subject was studied by Andreotti for the Courthouse in Milano. The first news of this artwork is in a letter to his friend Carpi of June 21, 1932. “Piacentini has spoken to me about a majestic Justice which I’m already creating. It should be placed, if it will, in the main hall of the Milano Courthouse. Can you believe it?”. About a month after, he informs his friend: “Now, on Piacentini’s advice, I’m studying a Justice which should be very grand, maybe here the size counts, or better it is probably essential that it should be visible, at least six meters tall. Well, then I seated it on a really tall stool, it holds the Bundle and the Libra and the Celestial Globe under its feet, there aren’t any allusions and it looks well from up there. Tomorrow I’ll shape it and then, so long. After I’ll have it raised to a height of two meters, during these holidays, so as to find it ready when I return”. And, in a letter of the same year, he writes to his friend: “Till now I’ve been working on my Justice... well, it looks like, I have made good progress. It seems to me quite keen, and I’m really happy to make it, even more if it will hopefully get to its destination”. His art piece was not assigned to where it had been requested, even if the Courthouse was completed in 1940 and at that time Andreotti had died seven years before. The Corporative Justice and the Biblical Justice sculptures were commissioned to Arturo Martini and Arturo Dazzi who realized them in 1937.
Room: Mature Works
Author: Libero Andreotti