Giacomo De Maria e la statua del San Mattia. Il cantiere del Duomo di Milano visto da uno scultore bolognese di primo Ottocento - Antonella Mampieri - Vita e Pensiero - Articolo Arte Lombarda Vita e Pensiero

Giacomo De Maria e la statua del San Mattia. Il cantiere del Duomo di Milano visto da uno scultore bolognese di primo Ottocento

digital Giacomo De Maria e la statua del San Mattia.
Il cantiere del Duomo di Milano
visto da uno scultore bolognese di primo Ottocento
Articolo
rivista ARTE LOMBARDA
fascicolo ARTE LOMBARDA - 2021 - 1-2
titolo Giacomo De Maria e la statua del San Mattia. Il cantiere del Duomo di Milano visto da uno scultore bolognese di primo Ottocento
Giacomo De Maria and the statue of St. Matthias. The Milan Cathedral building site seen by a Bolognese sculptor of the early 19th century
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Editore Vita e Pensiero
formato Articolo | Pdf
online da 12-2021
doi 10.26350/666112_000084
issn 0004-3443 (stampa) | 2785-1117 (digitale)
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The monumental statue of St. Matthias is located on the north side of the Milan Cathedral. the sculpture was carved between 1810 and 1811 by the bolognese artist Giacomo De Maria. this is one of the interventions for completion of the Duomo, sponsored and encouraged by Napoleon. In order to complete such a huge project the patrons had to employ also artists from other Italian Academies of Fine Arts, like De Maria, who was also regularly taking part to the local fine arts exhibitions. the discovery of accounting documents and letters made it possible to reconstruct the story of the commission from the terracotta maquette to the plaster model of reduced size, up to the finished statue. In the background, the Milan of this period where the artist lived and worked for almost a year, intertwining his life with those of his pupils Luigi Manfredini and Giovanni Putti, who were engaged in the decoration of the Arco del Sempione at the same time. De Maria’s candidacy was strongly supported by Camillo Pacetti, professor of sculpture at the brera Academy.

keywords

Neoclassic sculpture; Giacomo De Maria; Camillo Pacetti; Giovanni Putti; Luigi Manfredini; Luigi Acquisti; brera Academy; Milan Cathedral; Arco del Sempione.

Biografia dell'autore

Istituzione bologna Musei, Comune di bologna; antonella.mampieri@gmail.com