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Dupré, Giovannilocked

(b Siena, March 1, 1817; d Florence, Jan 10, 1882).
  • Ettore Spalletti

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Italian sculptor and writer. He was among the foremost sculptors in Tuscany in the generation after Lorenzo Bartolini. His early experiments in naturalism attracted such hostile criticism that he was forced to abandon this style in favour of a sensual neo-Greek manner. His later works are marked by a richly expressive eclecticism....

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Dizionario biografico degli italiani (Rome, 1960–)