Thursday, October 22, 2020


Via Mecenate 8

1929/31 Mario De Renzi (1897/1967)

De Renzi reinterpreted ancient styles in a simple and harmonized execution. Not spectacular perhaps, but definitely elegant

"Simplification and stylization of the classical figurative repertoire. In a particular reading of the language associated with the Novecento (Twentieth Century) style, columns, pilasters, rusticated stuccos, statues are reinterpreted in an almost abstract way and lose part of their meaning to become more a hint rather than an imitation. This happens in a figurative process that tends to lighten weight and chiaroscuro of the decoration and to enhance the value of continuous surface of the walls of the building" (Piero Ostilio Rossi)

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