Recognition for the quality of the Brisighella monument, of which this work is a detail in plaster, came to Rambelli immediately.
«It was standing in front of the Monument to the Fallen of Brisighella that the maturity of Domenico Rambelli’s art suddenly became apparent» was written in Emporium magazine of 1932. «The Infantryman of Brisighella sleeps, – continues the writing of Gian Carlo Polidori – calm and resigned, he is one of the many anonymous series of “poor souls”, who knew all the most atrocious ordeals of the war, the sleep of a wakeful, light, and yet calm slumber, embracing his musket as a mother embraces a babe: there is not the affected, excessive and inappropriate elegance of those infantrymen that in sculpture defame the war and the sacred infantry, in the squares of Italy.
This is an Infantryman Christ, heavy-set and inelegant, achieved with an ample sculpture, monumental, calm yet solemn», concludes the article. And precisely this sculpture «is characterised by the easily dynamic intersection of solid volumes, the reduction of anatomical forms to the swelling of the material, the opulent Primitivism that uses geometrical concepts and techniques as Moore did».
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