Medardo Rosso's La Portinaia (Concierge)

Fondazione Cassa del Risparmio di Tortona

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The cast and the facsimile of Medardo Rosso's Concierge © Oak Taylor-Smith | Factum Foundation

On June 9th 2023 Factum Foundation was invited to participate in the Study Day about Medardo Rosso's sculpture La Portinaia (Concierge). The event was organized by Fondazione Cassa del Risparmio di Tortona and curated by Dr. Sharon Hecker, an expert on Rosso's work.

Among the speakers, Carlos Bayod Lucini presented Factum's digital recording of the original sculpture, which took place last October and resulted in the creation of a detailed 3D model for on-screen inspection of the Concierge's shape and surface. By request of the Pinacoteca Il Divisionismo, Factum also produced two physical reproductions of the artwork: a white-only 3D print and a facsimile made in natural beeswax and plaster. The reproductions were presented during the study day and will remain in the museum's collection to facilitate the conservation, study and dissemination of Rosso's masterpiece.

Render from the 3D model © Factum Foundation

Render from the 3D model © Factum Foundation

Render from the 3D model © Factum Foundation

Detail from the facsimile of the beeswax maquette © Oak Taylor-Smith | Factum Foundation

Factum Foundation is proud to collaborate with Dr. Hecker in the technical study of this and several other sculptures by Medardo Rosso, exploring the possibilities of digital technology to allow a deeper understanding of the original artworks. 


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