"One of the great sculptors of the 20th century" Online Gallery

"...the symbolism and imagery Villa has invented is personal and independent of visual reality. Humor, the sensual, aggression and the serious are various emotions experienced when viewing Villa's sculptures. His work exudes a powerful inner energy. "

For almost forty years, Villa has worked mainly in steel, interspersed with short periods of modeling for bronze. In this recent series of steel sculptures, he shows his consummate mastery of the medium, creating powerful, evocative works that evoke the human figure at times. The full richness of a formal language that he has built up over many decades, comes into play: seemingly mechanical forms, softer curves derived from modeled shapes, the solidity suggested by solid cast bronzes.

Each work has been sensitively finished in subtle color shades, recalling the patina formed on rusted steel.

The main composition of his oeuvre has been the vertical construction, based on the standing figure; previous series exploring the reclining figure, and the resultant "War Machines", gave rise to these dynamic horizontal pieces.


Information about Edoardo Villa:

Click here for the Development of Villa's Sculpture
Click here to read about The Edoardo Villa Museum
Read Global Art News November 1993 Featuring Edoardo Villa

 

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ITEM Villa-1
Edoardo Villa :: Abie
1992 steel
37x12x16"




ITEM Villa-2
Edoardo Villa :: Bridjat
1992 steel
82x24x24




ITEM Villa-3
Edoardo Villa :: Flipsy
1992 steel
36x41x20"




ITEM Villa-4
Edoardo Villa :: Hucka
1992 steel
18x32x25"




ITEM Villa-5
Edoardo Villa :: Hula
1992 steel
24x48x24"




ITEM Villa-6
Edoardo Villa :: Japzi
1992 steel
28x26x20"



ITEM Villa-7
Edoardo Villa :: Pesanti
1992 steel
41x20x24"




ITEM Villa-8
Edoardo Villa :: Smoley
1987 steel
26x13x26"




ITEM Villa-9
Edoardo Villa :: Stallone
1992 steel
80x24x24"




ITEM Villa-10
Edoardo Villa :: Sylvan
1992 steel
24x43x24"




ITEM Villa-11
Edoardo Villa :: Winkie
1992 steel
80x26x20"




ITEM Villa-12
Edoardo Villa :: Zoopy
1992 steel
45x24x24"




ITEM Villa-13
Edoardo Villa :: Afro
1993 steel
24.5x13x9.5"




ITEM Villa-14
Edoardo Villa :: Buti
1993 steel
21x16.5x13"




ITEM Villa-15
Edoardo Villa :: Noki
1993 steel
21x14.5x13"




ITEM Villa-16
Edoardo Villa :: Piero
1993 steel
21x13.5x14"




ITEM Villa-17
Edoardo Villa :: Snoz
1993 steel
23x13x10"




ITEM Villa-18
Edoardo Villa :: Vani
1993 steel
28x17x12"




ITEM Villa-19
Edoardo Villa :: Vince (front)
1993 steel
24x17x17"




ITEM Villa-20
Edoardo Villa :: Vince (back)
1993 steel
24x17x17"




ITEM Villa-21
Edoardo Villa :: Brusso
1993 steel
93x18x18"




ITEM Villa-22
Edoardo Villa :: Davo
1993 steel
93x22x18"




ITEM Villa-23
Edoardo Villa :: Gordo
1993 steel
96x18x16"




ITEM Villa-24
Edoardo Villa :: Karlo
1993 steel
106x20x20"




ITEM Villa-25
Edoardo Villa :: Kimbo
1993 steel
93x16x16"




ITEM Villa-26
Edoardo Villa :: Lindo
1993 steel
104x20x18"




ITEM Villa-27
Edoardo Villa :: Rando
1993 steel
102x19x16"




ITEM Villa1-28
Edoardo Villa :: Sindo
1993 steel
102x17x17"




ITEM Villa-29
Edoardo Villa :: Fi
1992 steel
20x5x4"

Edoardo Villa :: Fo
1992 steel
22x5x4"




ITEM Villa-30
Edoardo Villa :: Fum
1992 steel
22x5x4"




ITEM Villa-31
Edoardo Villa :: Nackar
1993 steel
42.5x8x9"




ITEM Villa-32
Edoardo Villa :: Sandi
1989 steel
45x16x16.5"




ITEM Villa-33
Edoardo Villa :: Beno
1993 steel
17x28.5x18"