Michele De Lucia - Pietra viva

Michele De Lucia - Pietra viva
Stone - Signed - 2020

This is a sculpture by the artist Michele De Lucia, created in his personal workshop in the province of Pesaro (Marches), made entirely of cement stone.

In the stone work, a face with a dreamy look is visible, and seems to emerge from the stone block:
in fact, in the base part of the sculpture, lines are clearer and reminiscent of a monumental structure in a mid-20th century style, while going upwards lines are lighter and more wavy, almost taking life in the woman’s hair and soft expression.

In this work, De Lucia renewed his interest in the possibility of finding a sort of immortality for human fate:
in this case, he tried to bring life out of stone, first holding it still in a sort of monument, then giving it movement and humanity.

The work is hand-signed by the artist at the bottom and is new: any imperfections in the stone are given by the artist’s processing.

Weight: 18 kg.

Michele De Lucia was born in 1966 in San Felice a Cancello, province of Caserta, where he began to create his first works in his early adolescence. So he studied as a self-taught artist, and directed his interest towards iron processing, which he currently uses to create his works in his personal workshop, in the province of Pesaro, the city where he moved to live several years ago. Over the years, De Lucia has exhibited his works in Caserta and Bologna, and has collaborated for a long time with the municipality of his home town, to which he later donated one of his works for the 150th anniversary of the Liberation of Italy from Fascism.

Lot details
Michele De Lucia
Title of artwork
Pietra viva
Image size
40×33 cm
Total dimensions
40×32×33 cm
Sold with frame
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