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La Conquista door Umberto Mastroianni, 1954

 

 

In een necrologie in 1998 werd over Mastroianni in ‘The Independent’ geschreven:

 

Through the Thirties, despite his Futurist sympathies, Mastroianni stayed resolutely figurative, sculpting lifesize bronzes in a pared-back classical manner close to that of Marino Marini. It was in 1942, as Italy's war effort began to disintegrate, that he finally embraced abstraction, developing a style that the critic Cesare Brandi would later define as "Cubist-Futurist".

 

Mastroianni's neo-Futurist shift was sealed with an influential Parisian show in 1951. Later exhibitions at the Venice Biennale (where he won the sculpture prize in 1958), New York (1964), Florence (1981) and Tokyo (1989) confirmed his international reputation. Though he produced many gallery- sized works in various media - clay, marble, copper and wood - he was never happier than when given the chance to work in bronze or steel on a grand scale.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Umberto Mastroianni (1910-1998)

 

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Foto’s:  augustus 2011

 

 

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