The naked female body leans on a supporting trunk, on which a vine tree joins in symbiosis the woman’s long hair, thus creating a single whole together with nature. According to Ojetti, in this art piece, together with other ones of the same period (Woman getting out of bed (1920), Spanish comb, Fisherman) one can identify what could be defined an anti-impressionistic will: even if still bound to the French culture of Bourdelle and with evident reference to the world of Cézanne “in the scabrous and nearly-lamellar treatment of the surfaces” Raffaele Monti (1976). In fact we are in front of one of the sculptor’s most original art pieces, who here creates one of the highest achievements of his art. This stands out also from the two preparatory drawings donated by Andreotti’s family to the Gabinetto Disegni e Stampe of the Uffizi Gallery where the artist outlines with masterful synthesis the shape in profile, already completed in its definitive attitude.
Room: Early Works
Author: Libero Andreotti