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Andrew Lambirth: Emilio Greco's early work is undeniably his best

Plus: Comparing Rembrandt and Auerbach brings rich rewards

19 October 2013

9:00 AM

19 October 2013

9:00 AM

Emilio Greco: Sacred and Profane

Estorick Collection, 39a Canonbury Square, N1, until 22 December

Raw Truth: Auerbach — Rembrandt

Ordovas, 25 Savile Row, W1, until 1 December

Emilio Greco (1913–95) is considered to be one of Italy’s most important modern sculptors, and certainly he was a successful one, enjoying considerable popularity and renown with his deliberately mannered re-interpretations of classical subjects. A figurative sculptor, Greco went in for elongated limbs and awkward yet dynamic poses that often have a surprising elegance and no little wit.

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