Can You Name the Artist?
August 22, 2010 9:21 AM   Subscribe

Can you identify the artist who made this sculpture, which I believe to be a fountain?

I saw it in Valentino: The Last Emperor and am intrigued, not least because I have a fountain in the garden that looks something like it.

I did find a blog that captions a related photo, "Valentino surrounded by his models in the courtyard of the Palazzo Mignanelli (where Valentino's fashion house resides), c. 2000," but that trail went cold fast.

Any help appreciated!
posted by Short Attention Sp to Media & Arts (3 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Best answer: Rom, Piazza Mignanelli, Centurione von Igor Mitoraj

Igor Mitoraj wurde 1944 in Polen geboren und studierte Kunst in Krakau und Paris. Nach einem Aufenthalt in Südamerika, dessen Kultur und Kunst ihn faszinierte, widmete er sich ausschliesslich der Skulptur und arbeite in Terrakotta und Bronze. Marmor wurde zu seinem Hauptmedium nach einer Reise nach Carrara, in dessen Nähe er 1983 sein Studio in Pietrasanta einrichtete. Seine Skulpturen haben ihre Wurzeln im klassischen Altertum, zeigen jedoch auch postmodernen Einflüsse.

More on Igor Mitoraj. "Mitoraj's sculptural style is rooted in the classical tradition with its focus on the well modelled torso. However, Mitoraj introduces a post-modern twist with ostentatiously truncated limbs, emphasising the damage sustained by most genuine classical sculptures."
posted by MonkeyToes at 9:42 AM on August 22, 2010

Response by poster: Wow, thank you!
posted by Short Attention Sp at 9:49 AM on August 22, 2010

You're welcome! I plugged"Mignanelli" into flickr and saw the partial face in the results.
posted by MonkeyToes at 9:54 AM on August 22, 2010

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