Arturo Martini  

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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.

Arturo Martini (1889-1947) was a leading Italian sculptor between World War I and II. He moved between a very vigorous (almost ancient Roman) classicism and, later, modernism. In 1939 he abandoned sculpture altogether and wrote a book entitled "Sculpture is dead" - perhaps in response to the fascist regime under which Italian sculptors then had to serve. After the war, he returned to make one more monument before his death.



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