Maria Gamundi, brings “Selene” her latest monumental sculpture to the Piazza in Pietrasanta for a three-day special showing. “Italy’s Little Athens'” First Citizen, Mayor Domenico Lombardi, was present and gave a brief welcome address to the assembled.
On the heels of this summer’s “Italia – Francia” exhibition, which featured Adel Abdessemed’s 5-meter bronze “Headbutt” – a veritable ode to defeat which immortalizes the violence of Zidane’s infamous headbutt during the 2006 Berlin Soccer Finals – the Venezuelan-born sculptor shows her latest commission “Selene,” … and the contrast could not be more striking. The graceful curves of Gamundi’s white Carrara marble creation play peaceful foil to Abdessemed’s towering black bronze provocation.
Gamundi’s “Selene” will be exhibited in the Piazza – the City of Art’s premiere exhibition space – for three days only. It is then slated for shipment to the United States. It will grace Kettle Pond, in Newport News, Virginia.
You can read more about the making of “Selene” on Maria Gamundi’s blog, linked here.
Visit the artist’s website, linked here.
From the 18th to the 20th of September, 2013
Piazza del Duomo
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