This important marble bust represents a divinized Julius Caesar. This type of
baroque figure is a remarkable example of the willingness of Venetian artists to
counter the general tendency of the late Renaissance to exacerbate perfection. In
this bust, it is the expression that prevails. Caesar is certainly represented with a
face with powerful features surmounted by a laurel wreath, symbol of his triumph
and greatness. Yet the characteristics that dominate the imperator's already
mature representation are his wisdom and immortal glory. The artist makes it a
point of honour to study the physiognomy of his glorious model. Just as much as a
high-quality artistic piece, it is possible to recognize in this work a psychological
study tending to transcribe Caesar's personality.
A great power emerges from this divinized portrait, the movement is dynamic and
energetic. The sculptor's work is refined and highly detailed, particularly for the
representation of the cuirass, remarkably well worked, and the draped toga with
deep folds as well as for all the features of his face. Indeed, her cheeks are
hollowed out, highlighting prominent cheekbones and her forehead is carefully
wrinkled. In addition, her neck has veins, which increase the feeling of deep
tension also expressed by her massive jaw.
It is a high quality piece that can be compared to the works of Orazio Marinali. A
major Venetian Baroque artist of the late 16th and early 17th centuries, he was
trained by the Flemish, active in Venice since 1657, Giusto Le Court (also known as
Josse le Court).
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13 000 €