Texts by Vittorio Sgarbi, Anna Maria Damigella, Franco Borsi, Lucio Scardino, Ugo Ojetti
1986 / 148 PAGES
Illustrated itinerary within a place symbolising both Italy and democracy.
The Chamber of Deputies of Palazzo Montecitorio houses the two highest allegorical artistic efforts produced by the turn-of-the-century naïve and shallow “Italietta”: Aristide Sartorio’s pictorial frieze and Davide Calandra’s bronze high-relief panels. The former is an epic-lyrical vision of Italian civilisation and history, while the latter, devoted to the splendours of the Savoia house, introduces an intriguing stylistic mélange that we also find in the sculptor’s best works.