Sculpture “Girl on a bearskin rug”

Vittorio Caradossi

Of the product: the sculpture “Girl on a bearskin rug”
Material: alabaster
Production time: 1890.
Author: Vittorio Caradossi – (1861-1918)
State: Italy
Height: 17х58х26 cm

The figure of a girl and the skin is made of alabaster sculptural composition placed on a base made of terracotta marble. The girl's pose reminiscent of the famous "s-shaped line of beauty." This concept art of composition was introduced by the British artist William Hogarth (as the Line of Beauty) in his book "The Analysis of Beauty" (Analysis of beauty)1753 indicating that it is an integral part of beauty. The Foundation of beauty, he believed the harmony of unity and diversity, which for him embodied the wavy line. A bearskin is the author's signature: "Caradossi. Firenze". Author's signature on the sculpture indicates one of the masters of European sculpture of the second half of XIX—early XX century Cardosi Vittorio (Vittorio Caradossi). Vittorio Caradossi (1861-1909) was born in Florence. He studied sculpture at the Academy "di Belle Arti" in Florence; ( the first Academy of painting in Europe. Established in 1561, with the support of the Grand Duke of Tuscany Cosimo I). Vittorio Caradossi was a pupil of the famous Italian sculptor Augusto Rivalta. Performed a number of public monuments, but the most memorable thing for society his famous statue of the Renaissance artist Desiderio da Settignano, the model of which was exhibited in Paris at the world exhibition 1900 Unlike his monumental work, the wizard is more preferred to create images of young girls in the Nude. Nu (FR. nu - naked, Nude). The artistic genre in sculpture, painting, photographs depicting the beauty of the naked human body. The sculpture "Girl on a bearskin rug" can serve as a fine example of Italian art of the second half of XIX—early XX century, is subject to great historical and artistic value.