Memorabilia Mvsevm Decoration - / Right wing - H 80 cm by Seletti White
|Size||H 80 x W 32 cm x H 17 cm|
Seletti Decoration White Ceramic. Dimensions: H 80 x W 32 cm x H 17 cm. Antiquity has continuously inspired modern artists… Italian designer Marcantonio created the Memorabilia Museum collection like marbles from antiquity that have come down to us in a fragmentary way. The artist Marcantonio has taken fragments from classical antiquity and allowed them to speak with the present. These porcelain reproductions of parts of the body are inspired by mythology and works by the greatest Italian sculptors: Michelangelo, Bernini and Canova. An eye, a hand, a mouth, a nose, an ear, a foot, a penis, a wing: these fragments are showcased as completed sculptures with an extraordinary expressive force. In its fragmentary form, antiquity offers an original, almost surrealist representation of the human body, reduced to a detail, freed from the traditional canon of proportions. Freed from its iconographic attributes, the fragment, to look at, no longer offers antiquity in all its glory; rather, it conveys it as a compulsive sign of life. Perfect in its form, the fragment accordingly finds its independence, removing itself from the figure it came from, and becoming a work of art in its own right. These are images which transcend the ages and translate the artwork's eternal value. Evoking the sculpture by dividing it up also, and above all, means evoking its missing part. These separate body parts stimulate the imagination and invite us to recompose the world from which the fragment comes, to reform the complete work. Torn from Eros' shoulders, this white wing is ready to fly with elegant audacity.