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GAMeC in partnership with the Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Roma will hold an exhibition dedicated to Giacomo Manzù, one of Italy's greatest sculptors to mark the centenary of his birth.

Based on fifty or so of his works GAMeC will focus on the central period of his activity, from 1938 to 1965, to highlight the intensity of the sculptor's research, conducted through the theme of unambiguously representational art, which led him to become one of the most important figures in twentieth-century art.

The works displayed will begin from his series of Crucifixions produced between 1939 and 1942, and include the themes Manzù held most dear to him: female portraiture, female nude, and the psychological rendition of the semblance of the personality of culture as Kokoschka.

His innovative iconography of the Cardinals, his meeting with Pope John XXIII, and the completion of the Door of Death for St Peter's Basilica are singled out as crucial moments in his artistic career.

The catalogue, which is published by Electa, contains essays by Marcella Cattaneo, Marcella Cossu, M. Cristina Rodeschini and Marco Roncalli.

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Giacomo Manzù

Kuratoren: Marcella Cattaneo, M. Cristina Rodeschini