Art: Roman with Range

Italy's sculpture is in the midst of a postFascist renaissance. Milan boasts two sculptors good enough to rival any now living: Giacomo Manzú (TIME, Sept. 25) and Marino Marini (TIME, Feb. 27, 1950). Rome has 37-year-old Pericle Fazzini, who is every bit as able. Last week Rome honored its own with a big Fazzini exhibition in the Barberini Palace.

The show pointed up Fazzini's great range. He is equally at home carving realistic portrait busts and academic church images, or turning out expressionistic figures cruelly twisted for dramatic effect.

The portraits are generally of Fazzini's...

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