01 Painting, The Art Of The Nude, Francesco Musso’s Muse, with footnotes # 117

Henry Zaidan
2 min readMay 21, 2022


Francesco Musso, b.1942 Spanish
Unknown (Muse)

L 50cm x W 40cm
Private collection

Francesco Musso was born March 19, 1942 in Caltagirone, Sicily; a graduate and Professor of Fine Arts from the University of Palermo, renowned Italian painter and sculptor, has received over his long and brilliant career, the admiration of figures such as the first Italian Minister Giulio Andreotti for his works in terra cotta for the Casa Italiana.

Particularly serious in Barcelona, Spain, and the venue to show their works to the public. Francesco presented his terracotta figures in the Palau de la Generalitat gaining recognition. At Christmas of 1992 as a gift to the Queen of Spain and her sons, Francesco Musso presented them with a terracotta crib, for which he received the thanks of the Royal House. One of his major works culminated in the 1996, the “sick”, a bronze sculpture of three meters to the Psychiatric Hospital of San Juan de Dios in Sant Boi.

Until today his sculptures have receive recognition from prestigious journals and newspapers in Italy and Spain. More on Francesco Musso

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