The JAGO “HABEMUS HOMINEM” exhibition will be open to the public until 2nd April 2018 at the Museo Carlo Bilotti in Rome. Curated by Maria Teresa Benedetti and promoted by Roma Capitale, Department of Cultural Growth – Capitoline Superintendency of Cultural Heritage, the exhibition is hosting the Venus by Jacopo Cardillo (professionally known as Jago), a sculpture that while ideally paying tribute to the art of the masters of tradition, nevertheless presents a completely innovative and contemporary style.
Embodying a concept of beauty linked to the interior of the human soul and not to external stereotypes, the Venere di Jago is an elderly woman who fearlessly exposes the grace of a body whose charm lies not in the perfection of the forms but in the truth of the story that it recounts. This work speaks to us of a life that has been lived, of limbs that decay but which retain their splendour by virtue of what they have gone through. The detail of the eyes that pursue the observer enhances this aspect quite masterfully.
Sculpted at the headquarters of leading natural stone production company Antolini, the work by Jago is also the first Venere 3.0: many of the work phases were actually shown live on social media channels by the artist who shared his thoughts day after day in front of a considerable following of fans who commented in real time.
The sculpture is made from Bianco Lasa/Covelano “Vena Oro” Antolini marble, a material that has proved to be particularly suitable for enhancing the expressive power of the work.
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