Medardo Rosso was a sculptor of the face and figure in a Modernist style. Medardo Rosso was born in Turin, Italy in the year 1858. His father was railroad station inspector.
Rosso’s style was a loose interpretation of the face and figure. Think of Rosso as an Impressionistic sculptor.
Rosso attended the state run Brera Academy located in Milan, Italy.
The artist enjoyed the exciting new medium in the art world at that time, photography.
Rosso relocated to Paris, France. He would eventually become a naturalized French citizen.
In this clip a brief documentary on Medardo Rosso:
Price range information: Works range from $50,000 to $400,000.
Medardo Rosso passed away in 1928.
Medardo Rosso captured the essence and energy of people in his works. The looseness of the figure when one realizes it comes from stone or bronze is amazing. If you enjoy this type of sculpture make sure and check out the work of Auguste Rodin.