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I primi pensieri di Pompeo Marchesi per il monumento a Cesare Beccaria

Alberto Corvi    Villa Carlotta – Museo e giardino botanico, Italia    

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Three interesting drawings by the sculptor Pompeo Marchesi (1783‑1858), which are kept at the Castello Sforzesco in Milan, have been recently discovered within the framework of a comprehensive investigation of the artist’s graphic production. In these sheets the sculptor sketched out the first ideas for the colossal monument to Cesare Beccaria located on the grand staircase of the Brera Palace in 1837. The discovery of these sketches made it possible to retrace the development of the statue’s design pointing out Marchesi’s allusions to and influences on ancient statuary as well as the art of Canova and Thorvaldsen.

Pubblicato
04 Dicembre 2023
Accettato
20 Giugno 2023
Presentato
14 Marzo 2023
Lingua
IT

Keywords: DrawingBreraSculpturePompeo MarchesiIconographyCesare Beccaria

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