Although Igor Mitoraj passed away in 2014, he remains one of the most identifiable sculptors of the late-twentieth century. His gigantic figures of ancient gods, heroes, muses, and titans reference the lost classical beauty of Ancient Greece and Rome, yet his use of material and execution are contemporary in their sensitivity and messaging. Mitoraj’s work has been exhibited extensively throughout Europe with major installations in Krakow, Madrid, Valencia, Lisbon, Rome, and Milan, as well as at Yorkshire Sculpture Park and the British Museum. One of his most prominent public installations is the bronze doors and statue of John the Baptist for the basilica of Santa Maria degli Angeli in Rome.
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Artist: Contini Art Gallery
Artwork: Dan Fairchild Photography