Le lettere di Francesco Paolo Como a Ettore Ferrari.
Un contributo documentario alla vicenda del Monumento ai caduti di Taranto
In 1923 the sculptor Francesco Paolo Como (Taranto, 1888-Rome, 1973) wins the contest for the Monumento ai caduti in Taranto. As known, the realization of this work suffers many delays because of tension between the author and the various committees. Only in 1953, the last group, the Aquilifero, can be set up. The article analyses the sequence of events related to the monument through a series of missives between Como and his mentor Ettore Ferrari (Rome, 1845-1929). Through this correspondence is possible to write a clearer history of the monument and his author, explaining the reasons of Como’s anxiety, his relationship with Ferrari and his social role into the ‘fascistissima’ Taranto.
Keywords: Great War. War Memorial. Sculpture. Taranto. Francesco Paolo Como. Ettore Ferrari.
Language: itSubmitted: Aug. 24, 2020