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House of the Humiliated verified

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Francesco Hayez - Young woman portrait
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Still life with game, fruit and basket
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Giovanni Battista Caracciolo, detto Battistello - Gone to Calvary
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Mosè Bianchi - In the Duomo of Monza
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Guido Cinotti - Mountain pass with snow
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Fausto Pirandello - Naked in the mirror
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Anselmo Bucci - Self portrait
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Pompeo Mariani - View of Cairo
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Emilio Borsa - Mills in Monza
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Eugenio Spreafico - From work. The return from the spinning mill
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Giuseppe Meda - Lamentation over the Dead Christ with Saint John the Baptist
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Simone Pellegrini - The libation
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Giuseppe Grandi - Female bust
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Angelo Inganni - View of the new district in Monza
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Arturo Martini - Leda with the swan
Francesco Hayez - Young woman portrait
Still life with game, fruit and basket
Giovanni Battista Caracciolo, detto Battistello - Gone to Calvary
Mosè Bianchi - In the Duomo of Monza
Guido Cinotti - Mountain pass with snow
Fausto Pirandello - Naked in the mirror
Anselmo Bucci - Self portrait
Pompeo Mariani - View of Cairo
Emilio Borsa - Mills in Monza
Eugenio Spreafico - From work. The return from the spinning mill
Giuseppe Meda - Lamentation over the Dead Christ with Saint John the Baptist
Simone Pellegrini - The libation
Giuseppe Grandi - Female bust
Angelo Inganni - View of the new district in Monza
Arturo Martini - Leda with the swan

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Description

The monumental group depicts the myth of Jupiter who, in order to conquer the young Leda daughter of the king of Sparta, turns into a swan. From the union with the god two eggs are born, from which Castor and Pollùce, the Diòscuri, as well as Helen of Troy, wife of Menelaus, and Clytemnestra, wife of Agamemnon, brother of Menelaus, were born. Arturo Martini - one of the greatest interpreters of Italian sculpture of the twentieth century - presented the plaster of Leda in 1926 at the 1st Mostra del Novecento Italiano held in Milan; from this plaster was then taken the sandstone sculpture exhibited in 1930 at the IV Exhibition of Decorative Arts in Monza, in the period in which (1929-1931) the sculptor was teaching at the local Higher Institute for Art Industry (ISIA). The work is characterized by a solid volumetric research which, thanks to the linearity of the scans and the solidity of the geometric construction, made light by the chiaroscuro passages, immediately makes it an icon, studied and reproduced on numerous occasions. Well inserted in the production of the master of the twenties, in the light of contemporary artistic research in Italy, Leda looks at primitive sculpture, at the Romanesque purity of forms, at the archaic synthesis that updates the fairytale dimension of the myth.

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