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19th and 20th Century Figurative Art

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Eros Pellini

(Milano 1909 - 1993)

Female nude

Artist's Resale Right


€ 3.000 - 5.000


€ 11.430

The price includes buyer's premium


bronze sculpture on wooden base
120 x 40 x 40 cm (excluding base); cm 155 x 40 x 40 (base included)
signed on the base: PELLINI; and initialed EP

Specialist Notes

It is not infrequent to come across bronzes by Eros Pellini on the market, but a rare fact is to come across a large nude of him and a particularly happy realization. It follows, in this unique specimen, a long-distance dialogue with Manzù and Messina where Pellini, having now left the Martinian and Wildtian lesson of the material, concentrates on more nervous lines and on a sensuality reminiscent of the achievements beyond the Alps, in a dynamism held restrained but whose strength is perceived.An all-round figure who, unlike his more carefree dancers or girls, denotes a Canovian accent especially on the complex hairstyle and profile of great nobility. A unicum in his production and which highlights the tension of the girl's quivering body, in a modeled by an authentic master, now counted among the best of the Italian twentieth century.

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