In the eye of Jean-Eudes Julhiard: A marble signed Achille Alberti

Lovers of sculpture and fervent romantics, this week, Jean-Eudes Julhiard poetizes our day with a marble signed Achille Alberti. Captivating as much by its technique of realization as its moving gravity, this sculpture is in the image of the booth, imprint of character ...

 

Famous sculptor of Milanese origin, Achille Alberti (1863-1943) studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Brera where he later taught. He devoted his early career to the creation of sculptures, monuments and tomb ornaments with social themes that enabled him to acquire international notoriety. The year 1891 marked his consecration as he received two prizes at the Milan Triennale for his bronze sculpture inspired by Dantesque themes entitled Ignavia, exhibited today at the Villa Ottolini-Tosi in Busto Arsizio. Presented at the Universal Exhibition in Paris in 1900, his work was greatly noticed. In 1901, he produced large statues for the facade of the Milan Stock Exchange.

 

The sculpture presented here is signed and dated 1915. The delicacy of the drapes, the remarkable hands, coupling tension and softness show us the technical virtuosity of Achille Alberti. But the most striking aspect remains the overwhelming attitude of the face. The marble of absolute purity highlights all its dramatic intensity. This bust touches me, the voluptuousness of the curves, the softness of the material, the delicacy of the features and the expression that emerges from it ... It is sometimes not worth looking too far, the beautiful is enough for him -same !

 

All these characteristics make this sculpture, a work of great presence, which could even make us think of the work of Adolfo Wildt, an unclassifiable artist influenced by the Viennese Secession and Art Nouveau ...

 

 

 

 

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