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Italian Signed Plaster Ida Fuà

Italian Modern Art

Sculpture depicting a face of blindfolded woman  “Fortune”

Period 1940Height 9.44 in inWidth 7.87 in inDepth 6.29 in in Categories , Tags , , , ,


This beautiful sculpture depicting a face of blindfolded woman is a typical allegory of “Fortune” Signed  and inscribed under the base “Ida Fuà inverno 1949/50” (Ida Fuà winter 1949/50). Ida Fuà is a Jewish artist, lived during the years of fascism and racial laws; an invisible artist, a woman who had to hide herself with her own art. Coming from the rich family Lolli and wife of Carlo Fuà, industrial director of the village Crespi D’adda, Ida spent most of his life in Torno, a small town on Lake Como, where he sought refuge and protection in his solitary villa surrounded by greenery. Here, in his atelier with Lake view, he produced most of his works: these are sculptures depicting faces, busts and particular human profiles that look like an aesthetic expression of his own personal drama. To strike with greater strength are probably the eyes of these figures: they are eyes from the missed gaze, eyes that perhaps dream a elsewhere. No one looks at the spectator, nor does he support a direct relationship with him, as in indicating an impossibility of communication, to experience the other. In the omission, however, the gesture appears rich in meaning and full of emotion, ultimately returning a sign of hope: in these untouched eyes it leaks the desire to recover the gaze, to affirm its own willingness to exist, to be there. Written by Alice Bitto

Technical Details

Materials PlasterColor whitePeriod 1940Creatore Ida FuàOrigin ItalyConditions Perfect vintage condition, wear to base consistent with age and use
Height 9.44 in inWidth 7.87 in inDepth 6.29 in in

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