Luogo - Museum
Collezione permanente Emilio Greco
Where Piazza della Repubblica, 10, Spello (Perugia)
Emilio Greco Permanent Collection The Mostra Permanente Emilio Greco was created to pay tribute to the artist, on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the first exhibition in Spello. The artist was the protagonist of the “Incontri per le strade” display in 1983 and was made Honorary Citizen of Spello in 1985. As a consequence of these events the artist donated a conspicuous selection of works to the municipality. The collection is subdivided into three rooms and the works are displayed in chronological order, from the graphic to the lithographic ones, etchings, sketches and a selection of bronze, gesso—chalk—and resin sculptures and castings, dating from the mid 1960s to the end of the 1980s. Without doubt, the work Accoccolata—i.e. crouched—is the most suggestive along the museum itinerary, but the attention of the visitors is inevitably attracted by some female figures that are frequently proposed by the artist, in particular in his production of portraits realized between the mid 1950s and the early 1960s.