EXHIBITIONSanto Varni : l'Allégorie de la Mer
In the occasion of Monaco Art Week 2022 Moretti Fine Art is pleased to exhibit a magnificent sculpture Ninfa, created by Santo Varni.
This growing marble depicts a young and alluring woman, probably the Allegory of the Ligurian Sea, characterized by a provocative and impudent physicality, by a hairdo weaved with sea shells, and draped in a wet shirt that coming down from the left shoulder, sensually uncovers the breast. The sculpture is dominated by a pastoral and sylvan sense of nature: the Nymph seems as sprouted from the shells and corals at the base of the sculpture, giving the sensation of a creation in a constant metamorphosis. An inscription on the back, that ascribes the work to Santo Varni, sculptor and scholar, a leader of the cultural scene in Genoa of the XIX century. The physiognomy of the sea deity has a magnificent own expression the thin linens still humid with the water, from which this Nereides has risen, drape the figure all around the shells, the corals and the hundred sea urchins that surround the sculpture are incomparable for finesse and realism.