Woodland Nymph by Vittorio Caradossi

  • This elegant white marble sculpture by Vittorio Caradossi depicts a nude woodland nymph
  • A wonderful example of Art Nouveau sculpture, it is defined by organic forms and dynamic movement
  • Caradossi is celebrated for his masterfully carved sensual nude forms
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Item No. 31-1402

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Vittorio Caradossi
1861-1918 | Italian

Woodland Nymph

Signed "Prof. V Caradossi / Florence" (on base)
Marble

A beautiful woodland nymph playfully covers her nude form in this white marble sculpture by the Florentine artist Vittorio Caradossi. The nymph emerges from the forest decorated in beads and windblown, an effect effortlessly achieved by Caradossi, revealing his mastery of marble. Sinuous, organic forms and dynamic movement define this work, reflecting the emerging Art Nouveau style that embraced the elegance of the natural world. Both ethereal and sensual, the composition is a tour de force of marble carving exemplary of Caradossi’s artistic output.

Caradossi studied under Augusto Rivalta at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Florence and became known for his large nude sculptures and public monuments, eventually exhibiting at the 1900 Paris Exposition Universelle. The artist is celebrated for his technically superb, highly decorative nude figures presented in allegorical guises, epitomized by the present work.

Circa 1900

13“ wide x 8 1/2” deep x 31 1/4“ high
Woodland Nymph by Vittorio Caradossi
Period: 1816-1918
Origin: Italy
Type: Sculpture
Depth: 8.5 Inches
Width: 13.0 Inches
Height: 31.25 Inches
Style: Art Nouveau

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