Cipolla family stele

AUTHOR: Vittorio Meneghello

  • 1915-1920
  • intercolumniation LIII

For the Cipolla family stele the sculptor proposed a new reading of the theme of the grieving woman crying on the grave of loved ones.
In the upper part there is the female figure holding two bouquets of flowers to give to the deceased, her eyes closed and her head reclined: the latter two elements convey the pain intended, but at the same time composed, experienced by the woman. The sculpture reveals Vittorio Meneghello’s ability to express those chiaroscuro touches typical of painting even with a different art form. At the bottom of the stele, on a vertical plaque, the names and year of death of the deceased Cipolla family members are listed.

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