“Sacred & Profane; Italian Terracotta Sculpture from the 16th to the 18th centuries”
2nd Floor – 15 Old Bond Street
London W1S 4AX
On the occasion of London Art Week, Summer 2022, Trinity Fine Art in partnership with Walter Padovani are proud to present “Sacred & Profane; Italian Terracotta Sculpture from the 16th to the 18th centuries” which takes a look at pivotal time in the development of this type of sculpture in Italy. From the 15th century onwards, terracotta became a fundamental medium of artistic expression and creativity and remained so until the age of Antonio Canova in the late 18th century. The development of new technologies fed the demand for clay sculpture, and clay models took on a central role being essential to the creative process of sculpture during this period. For this exhibition terracottas from the early 16th century through to the late 18th century have been selected, which show the breadth, creativity and the different ways in which this material was utilised, both for sacred and profane ends.