Marble bas-relief. Engraved signature along the left margin. Born in Cannobbio (on Lake Maggiore), Giulio Branca was introduced to the art by the Cannobio sculptor Bergonzoli, and later attended G. Strazza's school of nude drawing and sculpture at the Brera Academy. Born in Cannobio on 13 December 1850 to Ludovico, he was introduced to art by the Cannobio sculptor Bergonzoli, and attended the school of the nude and G. Strazza's school of sculpture at the Brera Academy. He made about four hundred sculptures, including memorials, funerary monuments and portrait busts. Branca also took part, following a competition, in the completion of the high wall of the cathedral of Como, which had remained unfinished for centuries, sculpting several figures in white marble for the façade and the altar between 1897 and 1900. The work presented here is a bas-relief showing a half-bust of the grieving Madonna flanked by two pious women. It is presented in a coeval wooden frame from the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th century.
Panel in copper and brass, worked with irregular geometric figures. Mounted on a white lacquered wooden panel. Inspired by the works of the sculptor and painter Lino Bersani (Genoa 1935).
Mixed technique bas-relief on chipboard. Abstract composition, with the date 1975 in the lower left. On the back the title, the date, and the declaration of revision of the same, with dedication and signature of the artist Stefano Colombo.
Sculpture - volume
Sculpture - volume
Volume sculpture in bas-relief, consisting of rings and other metal shapes mounted on a metal panel. In frame.
Group of nine plaster casts for medals of different shapes and with different subjects: an Holy Family from SImone from Pesaro, a "charity", " Venus and Love", two potraits of nobles and a diety's face, other of historical-mythological theme. Displayed in coeval frames.
Clay sculpture. Signed down on the back. Otto Gutfreund was a czechoslovakian sculptor that after studying in Prague and Paris, became famous around 1910s for his cubist styled sculptures. After taking part to the First World War he moved up to a more realistic style following the period of " return to order" after war that characterized also arts. His sculpting prodution, mostly bronze made, also availed itself of clay and ceramic using.
Multiple in concrete. Seletti limited edition, dated 2014, presented in original wooden box. It is a 1:28 scale reproduction of the famous installation by Maurizio Cattelan in Piazza Affari in Milan. The original installation, created in 2010, which seems to depict an obscene gesture, has a precise meaning: the acronym that entitles it means Freedom, Hate, Revenge, Eternity and actually depicts a hand stretched out in the fascist salute with four severed fingers, therefore understood as a gesture of irreverence towards the fascist symbol. Maurizio Cattelan is currently the most highly rated living Italian artist; his works are shown in all the museums of the world. Starting from twentieth-century avant-gardism, with a critical approach, Cattelan in his works blends life and art, reality and fantasy together; with the passage of time, his actions become more and more sensationalistic and mass-media, aiming to "say" the avant-garde, but "show" the impossibility of it, making the avant-garde meet with nihilism. His works arouse a smile at first glance, but at the same time disturb the viewer, prompting him to reflect. The themes hidden in the artist's works are serious and profound: death, love, the meaning of life, failure. In several works he uses stuffed or fake animals, mannequins and wax plastic statues. The artist has also represented himself in some of his works. L
Mixed technique sculpture: iron, wood and photographs. Pierluigi Rolando, an internationally renowned designer, graduated in textile engineering and established himself primarily in the cashmere textile industry in the family business, he creates garments that he himself defines as “cashmere sculptures modelled on the human body”. At the beginning of the 1970s, he switched to design with collections for active sports and he contributed to the birth of Fila. In his free time, he alternates his sculptural interests with pictorial interests; he makes up figures in expanded polystyrene and collages in wood, cardboard and various materials. However, sculpture has always been his great passion: for forty years, art has been "lived hysterically in the spare time", but since 1993, Rolando has chosen to devote himself entirely to it. Using different materials such as terracotta, recycled iron, wood, he proposes various subjects, with grotesque faces with tense and suffering expressions, strong and caricatured hands, symbols of ancient and heroic deeds from a distant era, with characters of religions and mythology. His visionary universe is populated by warriors, leaders and emperors, horse-totems and imaginary creatures; his art is suggestive, fairy-tale, enchanted. The citadel presented here, which well expresses this passion for mixing very different materials, was created after the tragic collapse of the Twin Towers in New York, in September 2001: the two towers, a symbol of modernity, still stand intact inside a twisted metal plate of decline and decay, created through a twisted metal plate. The sculpture is presented in a plexiglass case.
Enamelled earthenware sculpture. The sculpture depicts a young woman seated with missing legs and arms: it is possible to guess that she is sitting with her arms resting on them, her head turned upwards, smiling, allowing herself to be illuminated by the light. It is part of the rich sculptural production of Virgilio Audagna, who gave great prominence to the female nude, presented in many poses and expressions. The sculptor Virgilio Audagna created both large monuments and small works. Active not only in Italy but also abroad, where he often stayed, he was also able to produce models for medals, with sacred and profane subjects, to commemorate numerous events. As well as being a sculptor, he was also a draughtsman and painter.
Wooden sculptures. It is a composition of two wooden heads, a male one and a female one, placed on a board and framed by a gilded frame of 19th century. The heads might had been the handles of a canteran of 17th century.
Bas-relief in wood, fabric and white tempera, evoking a stylized Crucifix. Mounted on a panel and presented in a display case.
Burnished and worked copper plate, with decorations in lighter spots, overhangs and holes, mounted on a red-stained plywood panel.
Bas-relief sculpture, with metal wires, aluminum globe and lamp holder mounted in the shape of a butterfly on a glossy black plastic panel. On the back label of Studio EF, TOp model, Made in Italy.
Sculpture made of candies. Nausicaa Berbenni was born in Trescore Balneario (BG) in 1983; now she lives and works in Milan. She studied at the Brera Academy and once taking over her father's bakery she could combine her passions, art and bakery, creating art pieces made of candies and sugar paste. The piece in question is a straitjacket that comes on a mannequin; it is made of sewn round candies that unfortunatelly had lost thair color because of the time going from a pstel color to a monochrome brownish tone that give to the art piece a more dramatice tone.