On Wednesday, October 11, the Sovereign Prince and HRH the Princess of Hanover inaugurated a monument in tribute to Prince Albert I, commissioned from the Italian artist Giuseppe Ducrot and installed outdoors on the facade of the Lycée Albert I, in ruelle Chanoine Franzi in Monaco-Ville.
After a period devoted to painting and drawing, Giuseppe Ducrot, born in 1966 in Rome, where he lives and works, took up sculpture, a means of expression that he explores through a wide range of techniques such as terracotta, glazed ceramics, marble and bronze with lost wax.
His work is inspired by the classical art of Imperial Rome, Hellenistic sculpture and the Baroque period.
The work, made of white ceramic, measures a little over five metres in height. high and approximately three metres in width and has a bust of Prince Albert I in its centre. This work, placed on the path leading to the Oceanographic Museum, another building emblematic of the reign of Prince Albert I, will now allow future generations to remember the Prince’s multiple involvement in education, exploration, science and the arts.