The subject of Orpheus singing was conceived and created by Andreotti in two versions: the current great model and a smaller one with a different design. The following declaration of the sculptor can be read in some lines of the wide correspondence between Andreotti and Aldo Carpi: “I’m creating an Orpheus leaning on a tree and singing. Maybe this will be the statue for Ottolenghi. Piacentini, oh, dear, asked me for the spirit which wins the matter. Here it is. The model is beautiful”.
Room: Mature Works
Author: Libero Andreotti