Enzo Plazzotta’s bronze figures are beautifully made and have some exquisite details that bring the work to life, his compositions are always intriguing and yet inviting. His desire to capture movement within a static object seems alive within ‘Nureyev’, the figure dances liberally across the space with a great sense of freedom. Plazzotta’s ability to represent the human form with such accuracy and attention to detail with the muscles of ‘Nureyev’ showing the tension of balance and the line of stretching; all aspects of details within this piece show how Enzo Plazzotta represents what he sees accurately to show respect for his subject.
His use of patina within his work gives a greater richness to his subject; in ‘conversation’ the two nude girls are given a rich brown patina which alters their delivery to the audience. They come across more sophisticated and when partnered with a harp; being such an elegant instrument gives them a respectful air of beauty which allows us to accept their nudity not as something sexual but as an artistic respect for the female form. Plazzotta expresses nudity with great admiration; he seems to preserve a sense of modesty with his subject and play with composition to do so.