Saturday, June 28, 2014

140. ... National Gallery of Modern Art ... #2 ...

In my last posting - #139 - I took you on a wander through this beautiful Gallery and showed just a handful of the 18th and 19th century paintings hanging on the walls in the 75 rooms within the complex ... today, here are the sculptures that caught my eye ...


The floor of the Gallery foyer is paved with cracked mirror tiles 
Passi ( Steps ) - Alfredo Perri - 2011

The only show of rust in the Gallery ...
Officina solare n.2 - Ettore Colla - 1965

Il Dormiente - Arturo Martini - 1921

Ritratto del pittore Vincenzo Constantini - Roberto Melli - 1913

Ritratto della Principessa - Paolo Troubetzkoy - 1921

Iris fiorentina - Raffaello Romanelli - 1900

Busto de Garibaldi - Ercole Rosa - 1875

Atte - Adolfo Wildt - 1892

La Vecchia - Ivan Mestrovic - 1906

Congiunti al di la - Paul Albert Bartholome - 1891

Farinata degli Uberti - Carlo Fontana - 1901

L'umanita contro il male - Gaetano Cellini - 1908

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Nudo - Carlo De Veroli - 1938

Figura seduta - Emilio Greco - 1949

Abbandono - Gino Colognesi - 1941
Ippolita - Giuseppe Mazzullo - 1969

Venus - Man Ray - 1937

La Natura - Giuseppe Mazzullo - 1961

Figura - Carmelo Cappello - 1946

Ritratto de Pupa - Assen Peikov - 1963
La vedova - Ernesto Bazzaro - 1888

Ercole e Lica - Antonio Canova - 1815

... In Greek mythology, Hercules kills the Centaur Nessus with one of his poison arrows for trying to violate his beloved Deianeira. In a powerful story about the unintended effects of karma, Nessus tells Deianeira as he is dying to preserve the blood from his wound, for anyone wearing a garment rubbed with it would love her forever. Later, when Deianeira finds Hercules' affections drifting to Iole, daughter of King Eurytus, she sends him a garment smeared with Nassus' blood. Upon putting on the garment, Hercules realizes his fate and kills the messenger, Lycus, who was the innocent bearer of the death-garment ( by throwing him out to sea ... ) ...

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Psiche svenuta - Pietro Tenerani - 1869

Saffo - Giovanni Dupre - 1857

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Nello della Pietra e Pia - Alfonso Balzico - 1868

Cleopatra - Alfonso Balzico - 1850

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Alessandro Magno - Vincenzo Gemito - 1920

Ritratto del conte Guelfo - Lorenzo Bartolini - 1830

Nettuno - Rinaldo Rinaldi - 1844

Apollo - Pietro Galli - 1838
 
Idealita e materialisimo - Giulio Monteverde - 1911

Sulia linea del tempo - Mara Celani - 1959



Another exciting gallery explored on my wanderings ...