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.