Domenico Rambelli,
Commoner singing [or] singing

Domenico Rambelli,
Commoner singing [or] singing

Domenico Rambelli, Commoner singing [or] singing
Bronze, 1922, 33x20x26 cm, Inv. n. 1593

Exhibited for the first time at the Primaverile fiorentina of 1922, it is thought to have been created during the same year. The woman’s head is combined with a strong sense of Primitivism seeking to expand, a characteristic of Rambelli’s artistic research in the successive 1920s and ’30s.

In this sculpture Rambelli still remains in a context of classical and severe forms, but reclaims the characters of popular realism and connects with expressions of archaic Primitivism.

It is a work that the author, according to the testimony of Giovanni Costetti and Francesco Sapori, thought «would find its ideal setting on the bow of a ship».

For this work, like for some others of his works, Rambelli thought of a social destination that would justify its symbolic significance. In this sense, the artist elaborated the futuristic conception of art, connected to the technology of modern life, but combined it with an aspiration towards an art that offers, also thanks to larger formal dimensions, new values capable of universal communicability.

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