Crocetti Museum

Inaugurated on 13 November 2002, the museum is a meeting point for culture and art: the Crocetti Museum - in memory of the artist who died in 2003.

By Foundation Venanzo Crocetti

Museo Crocetti by Museo CrocettiFoundation Venanzo Crocetti

A large and elegant space that rises in the same place where the Master lived and had his studio. The permanent exhibition, arranged in five rooms, houses the works created by the sculptor over a period of over seventy years of creative activity.

Sacramnets' Door by Museo CrocettiFoundation Venanzo Crocetti

The Hall of the Sacred Universal

The Sacraments’ Door for the Basilica of Saint Peter in Rome has been an undertaking that occupied the artistic activity of Venanzo Crocetti for almost twenty years (1947-1965). 

The Young Knight of Peace (1987) by Venanzo CrocettiFoundation Venanzo Crocetti

The Knight of Peace is one of the subjects most crossed by Venanzo Crocetti, almost as a seal of an entire artist’s life, concluded in a universal message full of perfect joy, conciliatory harmony.

The Hall of Movement and Fury by Museo CrocettiFoundation Venanzo Crocetti

The Hall of
Movement and Fury

The results adopted by Crocetti in the tests dedicated to tragic figuration were impetuous.

The Hall of Movement and Fury by Museo CrocettiFoundation Venanzo Crocetti

In Crocetti, the fascination with motion translates into sculptural tests dedicated to pain, to ancient crying as can be seen in Rats, Earthquakes and throughout the whole corpus of the Magdalene.

Fight of Horses (1940) by Venanzo CrocettiFoundation Venanzo Crocetti

The groups of animals have always aroused the interest of the artist: in the act of breathing or dropping, crumpled and nervous, while fighting or eating a prey.

The hall of the ELEGANTIAE by Museo CrocettiFoundation Venanzo Crocetti

The hall of the Elegantiae

The majority of the subjects are swimmers, models, figures of silence and expectation, dancers in position or in the act of tying a shoe, icons of an almost unapproachable pride.

Sitting Girl (1946) by Venanzo CrocettiFoundation Venanzo Crocetti

The hall of the RURALIA by Museo CrocettiFoundation Venanzo Crocetti

The hall of the Ruralia

Faithful to a rough land, Crocetti represents vivacious calves, mighty cows, the rooster, the golden goose... We seem to see them alive.

Young Girl by the River (1934) by Venanzo CrocettiFoundation Venanzo Crocetti

The hall of the Fluvialia

His masterpieces stand out: Girl at the river (1934),

I Pescatori di Crocetti by Venanzo CrocettiFoundation Venanzo Crocetti

Il Pescatorello (The Young Fisherman) (1935), one of the most mature points of the artist’s entire lexicon.

Girl combing her hair (1960) by Venanzo CrocettiFoundation Venanzo Crocetti

The Hall of Heads

Children, maidens, old men, soldiers - countless busts or individual heads, an entire gallery of calm faces, full of affection.

Museum Chapel by Museo CrocettiFoundation Venanzo Crocetti

The Chapel 

In the basement of the museum, Crocetti wanted a chapel with bronze decorations and "unfinished" white marble for the preservation of his ashes.

 

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