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AMALIA CIARDI DUPRČ

FLORENTINE SCULPTOR



She is a great living artist, descended from the great sculptor of the nineteenth century, Giovanni Duprč, and named after his daughter who finished her father's work, Amalia Duprč. Her work echoes those of her relatives. She knows anatomy, she is skilful as sculptor and as painter. She brings to her art a profound and strong maternity and femininity.



This piece, like a mother in Picasso's Guernica, is grieving over her dead child, closing his eyes. It evokes Giovanni Duprč's Cain and Abel, bought by the Tsar of Russia and placed in the Hermitage Museum.



With a face reminding one of Desiderio da Settignano's sculptures, this Madonna contemplates her as yet unborn Child.




Living in Tuscany, much of Amalia's art reflects the Etruscans, that aspect of their mythology which devolved into the Roman. Here the myth of Ceres and Demeter, goddesses of Harvest and Sowing Seed.





If I were working in museum acquisitions this I would acquire for the collection. It is an exquisite, finished piece, fine sense of anatomy, of botany, and with a sense both modern and ancient of archetypal mythology.










Amalia's relative, Amalia Duprč, finished her father's St Francis for the Cathedral of San Rufino in Assisi, and sculpted its companion piece of St Clare there. Outside, in the square of the Cathedral, is the house where St Clare was born.
Here Amalia repeats a figure of the ascetic, anorexic nun and companion saint.





Working in clay creta Amalia here shows terror, the horrors of war.



Here, a scene out of Ovid.



Here, a Madonna and Child. Amalia Duprč likewise sculpted the Madonna and Child, such as in the Badia Fiorentina.



Amalia often shows the flight of angels with humans. So did Giovanni Duprč sculpt such figures on tombs. Below is a tomb in the English Cemetery by a Duprč disciple, Alessandro Tomba.



And then there is her Beatrice and Dante as bozzetto for the English Cemetery





Pensive woman



Amalia's drawings are powerful. They remind one of Blake, of Chagall.







Amalia spent many years in the church at Vincigliata, sculpting onto clay panels the whole Bible.



Resurrection.


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: Dante vivo || White Silence