RICCIO, Il
(b. ca. 1470, Trento, d. 1532, Padova)

Arion

1500-10
Bronze, height 25 cm
Musée du Louvre, Paris

Arion is an antique warrior with dramatic expression and movement. The abundant production of Il Riccio, the foremost representative of Paduan sculpture of the period, borrows no more from the antique than a costume and theme, transposed by a rapid nervous sensitive personal style.