Francesco Somaini. Alle origini del sacro

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] Francesco Somaini. At the origins of the sacred

Francesco Tedeschi*

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Abstract

The text regards the way into which the Italian artist Francesco Somaini has confronted with the themes of sacred art, with particular attention to the works he realized at the end of the Sixties for a project about the relation to life, death and regeneration in his way of creating plastic forms for a "retablo" that he exhibited during a show in Palazzo Te in Mantova. That project has been object of a reprise in his thinking about his work in a letter to the Italian critic Enrico Crispolti, very close to the artist. The opportunity to exhibit all the scultpures that were part of that project, with the documents and pictures concerning that moment, permitted to pursue the reflections about the terms into which Somaini related to the themes of "sacred" as part of his inspiration and his way of creating in his sculpture of different moments, starting with the "Crosses" he realized at the end of the Fifties.
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] Francesco Somaini. At the origins of the sacred
Original languageItalian
Title of host publicationSomaini. Alle origini del sacro
EditorsL. Somaini, F. Tedeschi
Pages13-23
Number of pages11
Publication statusPublished - 2023

Keywords

  • Somaini
  • Sacro
  • Origini

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