Circa 1930 Italy

A Pair of Large Bronze Classical Masks



Height 38 1/2 inches (97.79 cm)

A pair of monumental mid-century bronze masks attributed to Ettore Colla, a figure in the Novocento Movement which was founded in Milan in 1922.

These bronzes would appear to form part of a series of models for monuments and monumental sculptures Colla executed in the 1920s and 30s prior to giving up sculpture in 1942.

In 1950 he formed the Gruppo Origine, a body of artists devoted to conceptual art and sculpture.

These masks are of tremedous scale and have the greatest theatrical appeal. They would complete the most dramatic interior.

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