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Vincenzo Gemito, Pescatorello con canna
Type
Sculpture
Subject
Figurative
 
 
 
Date
Material and technique
patinated bronze
 
 
 
Measurements
height 19 cm
Compiler
Antonio Del Guercio
 
 
 
Description
In his works on the “fisher boy” theme, like his other depictions of typical Neapolitan characters, mostly young boys, Vincenzo Gemito combined his extraordinary talent and inner drive to realism with the results of his profound study of the Hellenistic sculptures in the collection of the Museum of Naples. In these works Greek plasticity abandons the supreme harmonies of the high classical phase to embrace the simple themes of daily life, the immediate rendering of a gesture, a human type in action.
Vincenzo Gemito grasped the immediacy and typicality of Hellenistic art as the possibility of enhancing and in a sense ennobling the local and popular themes that so perfectly suited his realistic bent and technical mastery.
Pescatorello con canna
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