Medardo Rosso, Ecce puer (Behold the Child), 1906. Bronze with plaster investment, 43.8 x 36 x 33 cm.

Medardo Rosso

St. Lewis

Pulitzer Arts Foundation

Though Medardo Rosso (1858–1928) is not as widely known today as he should be, a number of his contemporaries (including the influential French poet Guillaume Apollinaire) considered him to be as great a sculptor as Rodin. “Medardo Rosso: Experiments in Light and Form” addressed this omission with a visually arresting and extremely informative presentation of his works from 1882 to 1906, curated by Sharon Hecker, a leading Rosso scholar, and Tamara H. Schenkenberg, an associate curator at the Pulitzer Arts Foundation.

The exhibition, the most comprehensive museum survey of Rosso’s work in the U.S. to date, featured approximately 100 sculptures, drawings, and photographs, many on view for the first time. …see the entire review in the print version of October’s Sculpture magazine.

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