LEONCILLO (1915-1968)
Cariatide (Caryatid)
3378 x 778 x 758in. (86 x 20 x 19.5cm.)
Executed in 1945

The work is accompanied by a photocertificate by Enrico Mascelloni, and it will be included in the forthcoming catalogue raisonné.
Private Collection, Rome.
Acquired from the above by the present owner.
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‘The cut, materially executed in clay, as if it were incised by a cleaver, is the clear demonstration of Leoncillo’s Cubist intelligence: it represents the decomposition of naturalistic volumes into a series of chromatic and luminous planes, in which the object is simultaneously portrayed – as anything but natural – together with its syntactic elaboration into a form that goes far beyond that of a natural object. [...] For this reason, Leoncillo could not use anything but clay, exalting it from its artisanal status to its most autonomous and rarefied form’ -Cesare Brandi

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