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Diana

Santiago Costa1955 - 1955

Museu d'Art Modern de Tarragona

Museu d'Art Modern de Tarragona

The sculptor, associating himself with the classical tradition, represents Diana, the goddess of hunting, with one of her arms stretched seems to tauten an invisible bow ready to fire the arrow in a hunting action.  A cloth covers the back of the figure.  The female forms are potent with well-defined muscles, while the flowing hair that frames the profile of the face gives the figure movement. Santiago Costa i Vaqué (1895-1984) A cousin of the sculptor Julio Antonio, he studied at the Llotja School of Barcelona and later worked for his cousin, from whom he received the classical influence and realist treatment, during his early period. Between 1919 and 1925 he produced a series of works in South America before returning to Madrid. His work is based on a block concept with significant integration within the cubic space. Its dominant characteristic is force and detained movement. He also produced paintings, with landscapes and popular scenes as themes.

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  • Title: Diana
  • Date: 1955 - 1955
  • sculptor: Santiago Costa
  • Physical Dimensions: w64 x h93 x d33 cm
  • Type: Lost wax casting in bronze

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