Group of 3 Contemporary Bronze Bas-Reliefs F. Messina '900

Code: ARARCO0239817

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Group of 3 Contemporary Bronze Bas-Reliefs F. Messina '900

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Group of 3 Contemporary Bronze Bas-Reliefs F. Messina '900


Artist:  Francesco Messina (1900-1995)

Artwork title:  Trittico di bassorilievi bronzei

Age:  20th Century / 1901 - 2000

Subject:  Scene with Figures

Artistic technique:  Volume-Sculpture

Technical specification:  Bas-relief

Description : Trittico di bassorilievi bronzei

Gilded bronze bas-reliefs. Signed lower right; number of specimen 25/150 bottom left. The triptych is accompanied by a certification of authenticity from the Seledi Arte Center in Milan. The titles of the three bas-reliefs are shown in the authentication: Fortune, Stallion Fight, The Couple. Francesco Messina's sculpture, so full of echoes of the classical Greco-Roman and Hellenistic heritage,"is characterized", wrote Carlo Carrà, "a simple and great style" and by an "idealistic and classical procedure"capable of give life to forms that remain as "ideal images". The three bronze panels are mounted in a single frame.

Product Condition:
Product in very good condition which may show minor traces of wear; it may have undergone restoration work carried out by an expert. We try to present the real state as fully as possible with photos. If some details are not clear from the photos, what is stated in the description applies.

Frame Size (cm):
Height: 27,5
Width: 52,5
Depth: 2,5

Artwork dimensions (cm):
Height: 13
Width: 10

Additional Information

Artist: Francesco Messina (1900-1995)

Francesco Messina was born on 15 December 1900 in Linguaglossa, a small town on the slopes of Etna, into a very poor family. Having left Sicily with the intention of emigrating to America, the family instead stopped in Genoa, where the artist spent his childhood. Here he soon began his trade in the marble workers' workshops, where his passion for sculpture was born. From the 1920s he began to exhibit by participating in important cultural initiatives, making friends with writers - such as his friends Eugenio Montale and Salvatore Quasimodo - and coming into contact with artists such as Carlo Carrà and Arturo Martini. In the same period he met Bianca Fochessati Clerici, the love of a lifetime, whom he married in 1944. At the age of thirty-two he moved to Milan, where he forged relationships with exponents of culture, including Giorgio Morandi and Lucio Fontana, and strengthened previous ties. In a few years he became an internationally renowned artist and often represented Italian art abroad. In 1934 he obtained the chair of sculpture at the Brera Academy, where he would teach for over thirty years. The Fifties and Sixties coincided with a period of intense activity for the sculptor, an authoritative academic master and artist in great demand both in Italy and abroad for public and private commissions. Among his most famous works, the Monument to Santa Caterina for one of the battlements of Castel Sant'Angelo, the Monument to Pius XII for the Basilica of San Pietro and the Dying Horse for the RAI headquarters in Rome. He died on 13 September 1995 in Milan, the city that welcomed and hosted him for most of his life and that gave him honorary citizenship many years earlier.

Age: 20th Century / 1901 - 2000

20th Century / 1901 - 2000

Subject: Scene with Figures

Artistic technique: Volume-Sculpture

Technical specification: Bas-relief

The bas-relief is a method of sculpture that carves the marble, or the stone from a rocky surface or a square block. It means to contrast the floor and gives the feeling of seeing a painting in relief. The image portrayed is detected above the flat surface and background. For example, if a marble slab is thick 10 inches before starting to carve, the background, in the end, can often be 5 inches, and the embossed image will be thick up to 5 inches. In some works of sculpture, the figure may be much more prominent compared to the foreground, and in this case we speak of high relief. This technique allows you to see the image much more protruding by to see the subject without deformation to the variation of the angle of vision.

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