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San Sebastiano, 1962

Loaned to
GAM Galleria d'Arte Moderna
stoneware and enamels

11.41inch x 22.44inch x 3.54inch

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© Leoncillo - Courtesy GAM - Galleria Civica d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Torino foto di Studio Gonella - Proprietà della Fondazione per l'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea CRT
The Artist
The sculptures acquired by CRT were all created following the period of 1956-1957, which marked a profound crisis in Leoncillo’s history as an artist. After his aesthetic and ideological commitment to Post-Cubism, a movement that continued to define much of his generation, Leoncillo felt the need to once again, step by step, focus on what his activity truly required, on the authenticity of a form that refused to manifest itself according to a program. The image that the artist entrusts to the initial pages of his Piccolo diario (1957-58) is unforgettable, where he describes a sleepless night when at every moment he felt a growing need to go to into the studio and begin working, without knowing what the outcome or the subject of his sculpture would be. [...]
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