Giacomo Manzù: Sculptor and Draughtsman, Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art, 39a Canonbury Square, London N1, until 3rd April 2016
What a delightful show this is celebrating the sculpture and drawings of Giacomo Manzù (1908-1991). Although basically self-taught you will see the influence of both Rodin and Medardo Rosso in his work.
Religious imagery is a key component of his work whether the memorable figures of Cardinals or decoration for churches or chapels such as the “Doors of Death” he was commissioned to create for St Peter’s Basilica in Rome.
He was equally at home in a more sensual world as his sculptures of entwined lovers and other drawings reveal. There are also some very fine studies of his family.
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