EMILIO GRECO. (Italian, 1913-1995) Original Signed/Dated Nude -  Ink On Paper - 1964. - image 1 of 8

To understand this wonderful artwork by world acclaimed artist, Emilio Greco (Italian, 1913-1995), we are starting this listing with a quotation from (J.P. Holdin, Emilio Greco Sculpture & Drawings, Bath, 1971, pp. 21-23):
"Greco is predominantly the sculptor of the female face and shape. To represent womanhood, that is his calling and his task. The grace, the delight, the beauty, even the power of womanhood. Neither Marini nor Manzù can compete with him this respect....Greco is...completely absorbed in the womanhood as if the myth of the Great Mother, the Lady of Elche, the White Goddess, had come alive in him again. He represents youth, virtue and sensuality.... The representation of women and girls do not appear in Greco's work in the same style as the male portraits and figures. The Greek and Gothic impact is felt immediately....According to Henry Moore "Greco is not only sensual and elegant. He has a feeling for beauty, and also a natural sens, a gift for form and volume—a rare combination" (J.P. Holdin, Emilio Greco Sculpture & Drawings, Bath, 1971, pp. 21-23).

Photos do not really show the entire artwork, since the body is lightly drawn and the main emphasis is the head. This is quite frequently seen in his nudes.

We have been listing a number of paintings and other artwork celebrating women. We have the wonderful original painting celebrating women's suffrage, which was used on a first day of issue envelope. Look through our inventory.

Country of Origin: Italy.

Medium: Ink on Paper.

Size: 27 by 19 inches (68.6 by 48.3 cm); framed 29 by 21 inches.

Signed, Dated and Inscribed Lower Left: Emilio Greco / Roma. 1964

Condition:: No major visible condition issues noted. Some waviness may be present. Not examined out of frame. Framed under acrylic.

***Please note that the physical colors of this item may vary from the pictures in the listing, given the quality of the camera, the lighting and the background used.

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Emilio Greco (Italian, 1913-1995) - Nude- 08998
Early European Works of Art
Paper, Pen & Ink
Impressionism, Impressionist
21" (53 cm)
29" (74 cm)
Italy • Italian
Mid 20th Century

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EMILIO GRECO. (Italian, 1913-1995) Original Signed/Dated Nude - Ink On Paper - 1964.


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