4.00 - 7.00pm
Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays
Comune di Pescia
Libero Andreotti, considered by modern critics to have been
the most important sculptor in Italy in the early 20th century, was born in
Pescia in 1875. His sculptures and paintings can be found in public and private
collections throughout the world.
The museum, opened by the town of Pescia to celebrate its illustrious citizen
in 1992, offers an itinerary through what was his production of plaster casts,
carried out before their final translation in sculptures in bronze and marble.
Forms of a traditional beauty, which, in spite of their showing an academic
approach, are carried out with the profound natural spontaneity that dominates
the wide range of subjects explored by the artist, creating a sort of common
link between suffering and joy, hard work and enjoyment.
The monumental production is arranged on the ground floor of the museum, while
second floor houses a collection of works whose formal results are of great
significance. They include Le nouveau n, where two hands hold a new
born child aloft, a special moment in his domestic life and also symbol of
life, and the Dancer with the Mask of Medusa, a synthesis of movement that
does not exasperate the forms.
The Plaster cast Museum is housed in the Palagio, the ancient seat of the
Podesta. The first nucleus of the building dates from the 13th century. Reconstructed
in the 15th century, it underwent a whole series of alterations between the
18th and the 20th centuries to better adapt it to its changing uses over the
years. The restoration carried out before opening the museum was aimed at
returning the earlier environment, as closely as possible to the original
layout prior to the various alterations.
Plaster Cast Museum
del Palagio, 7
Libero Andreotti Plaster Cast Museum