A monograph on a recognized master of Italian figurative sculpture, published on the occasion of his new solo exhibition at the Chiostro del Bramante in Rome.
The extensive research conducted on the human figure by a highly-individual sculptor and master of the most subtle techniques of this art. “Bergomi’s modern classicism constitutes the link between the need for eternal beauty and dealing with everyday reality, the transition between the Delphi Charioteer and the corpses embedded in the ground at Pompeii.” Thus, art critic Vittorio Sgarbi describes the oeuvre of this sculptor whose research, conducted with both bronze and terracotta, pivots on the human figure. Since his public debut at the Galleria dell’Incisione in Brescia, in 1978, followed by the presentation of his first polychrome terracottas in 1982, Bergomi has always been a unique sculptor. His unmistakable artistic language, ranging from delicate, sensitive modelling to the pureness and musicality of the rhythms, from the slight transparency of the colour to the almost dreamy expression on the figures’ faces, is always characterized by formal elegance and astounding technical virtuosity. After winning so many national and international awards, Giuseppe Bergomi presents his latest works in a newly-designed exhibition in the Chiostro del Bramante: figures, portraits, feelings and emotions created by the juxtaposition of volume and melancholy, monumentality and solitude.