Adolfo Wildt, Vir Temporis Acti (1913)
Adolfo Wildt, Vir Temporis Acti (1913)

Adolfo Wildt – The Last Symbolist

Galleria d’Arte Moderna


November 27, 2015


February 28, 2016

Galleria d’Arte Moderna in Milan pays tribute to the great Milanese sculptor Adolfo Wildt (1868-1931) with the exhibition Adolfo Wildt – The Last Symbolist (L’ultimo Simbolista), organised in collaboration with the Musées d’Orsay and l’Orangerie in Paris.

Wildt was strongly influenced by the Secession and by Art Nouveau, yet developed a unique style that combines strong expressionism with recollections of ancient and Renaissance art. His works are characterised by complex symbolism and the extreme smoothness of their surfaces gives the sculptures an absolute purity.

The exhibition displays 55 works by in plaster, marble and bronze, accompanied by a series of original drawings. The visitor can compare the works by Wildt with those of other artists, like Vestale by Antonio Canova and works by his pupils Fausto Melotti and Lucio Fontana.

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