Bronze sculpture | 1992
69 X 22.5 x 11 in | 175.2 x 55.8 x 28 cm
It was while filming the life of Antonio Stradivari, in Italy in 1988 and inspired by the artistic beauty and energy of his surroundings and by the magnificent sculptural contours of the masterful and timeless violins created by the character he was portraying that Anthony Quinn started sketching simple contour drawings during his breaks from filming. By the end of the summer, he had created more than seventy concept drawings. He worked meticulously developing the proportions and dimensions of each, and studied them from every angle to see how light and shadow played with their contoured surfaces. He caressed them with his hands, internalizing their beauty and their energy, envisioning them as larger than life sculptures. No two sculptures alike.