Wednesday, July 23, 2014

'The pain' or better 'Sadness' expressed by Emilio Gallori

'Il Dolore' is the original title of this nice marble sculpture made by the Italian sculptor Emilio Gallori.

This sculptor initially started as a student of the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence, Italy.
He then moved to Rome, and spent some time in England as well.

Emilio Gallori was born in Florence (Firenze) in 1846, and died in Siena in 1924.

His sculpture is often called Il Dolore, but it seems the real original name was 'Tristitia' or 'sadness', and is displayed in Siena, at the Palazzo Publicco, since 1930. It was possibly located before in the Paris ' Jardin des Tuileries'.

We wonder what pain or sadness affects this young man...