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LUCA MADRASSI (1848-1916) Full Bio

'L'innocence Tourmentée Par L'amour' - A Patinated Bronze Figural Group

LUCA MADRASSI (1848-1916) Full Bio

'L'innocence Tourmentée Par L'amour' - A Patinated Bronze Figural Group

REF No. B73881

France, Circa 1900

H   62 cm | 24 in
Diameter   23 cm | 9 in

Inscribed 'L.MADRASSI.PARIS'. With Gervais foundry cachet and stamped 'MEDAILLE D'OR/EXPOSITION UNIVERSELLE DE 1900'.

Born in Tricesimo, Italy in 1848, Madrassi began his art studies in Rome before studying at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris, under the famous master Pierre-Jules Cavelier.

Madrassi joined the studio of the famous sculptor Albert-Ernest Carrier-Belleuse's (1824-1887) and later Antoine Bourdelle (1861-1929); both of which had great influence on the playful romantic quality of his work. He also assisted the Scottish sculptor Lord Ronald Gower (1845-1916). Known primarily for busts and statuettes his work is typically defined by an imaginative and sensitive interpretation of allegorical themes.

Madrassi exhibited frequently at the Salon of the Societe des Artistes Francais from 1879 onwards, obtaining an honourable mention on several occasions ( 1881 , 1882 , 1883 and 1885 ) and a third-class medal in 1896 . In 1890 he finally obtained French nationality and became a full member of the Societe des Artistes Francais. He also exhibited at the Salon of the Societe Nationale des Beaux-Arts in 1896.

Makers Bibliography:

Harold Berman, ‘Bronzes, Sculptors and Founders 1800-1930’, Abage, Chicago, 1980; Vols. 1-4.
Kjellberg, Pierre, ‘Les bronzes du XIX siecle, dictionnaire des sculpteurs’, L'Amateur, Paris, 1987.

Artist Biography

Born in Tricesimo, Italy in 1848, Madrassi began his art studies in Rome before studying at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris, under the famous master Pierre-Jules Cavelier.

Madrassi joined the studio of the famous sculptor Albert-Ernest Carrier-Belleuse's (1824-1887) and later Antoine Bourdelle (1861-1929); both of which had great influence on the playful romantic quality of his work. He also assisted the Scottish sculptor Lord Ronald Gower (1845-1916). Known primarily for busts and statuettes his work is typically defined by an imaginative and sensitive interpretation of allegorical themes.

Madrassi exhibited frequently at the Salon of the Societe des Artistes Francais from 1879 onwards, obtaining an honourable mention on several occasions ( 1881 , 1882 , 1883 and 1885 ) and a third-class medal in 1896 . In 1890 he finally obtained French nationality and became a full member of the Societe des Artistes Francais. He also exhibited at the Salon of the Societe Nationale des Beaux-Arts in 1896.

Makers Bibliography:

Harold Berman, ‘Bronzes, Sculptors and Founders 1800-1930’, Abage, Chicago, 1980; Vols. 1-4.
Kjellberg, Pierre, ‘Les bronzes du XIX siecle, dictionnaire des sculpteurs’, L'Amateur, Paris, 1987.

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