“I Nostri Padri Etruschi” (Our Etruscan Fathers) is Giuseppe Bartolozzi and Clara Tesi’s homage to the Etruscans, our ancient ancestors. The installation is made of Carrara marble, travertine, white bronze and glass… and features 12 cypresses. It is currently on view in front of the Palazzo Mediceo in Seravezza, and will stay there until the 30th of November, after which the piece will be exhibited at the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia.
Two monumental eggs rest on the green carpet of grass 50 meters away one from the other… between them another egg, on a base emerging from a body of water… behind the two sculptures, open two doors, eight-meters-high, one with a work representing the sun, the other with a work representing the moon. The whole arrangement is surrounded by 12 cypresses in vases (which also serve as benches).
The artists have stated that the piece – which plays with Etruscan iconography – is meant to celebrate the Etruscans’ belief in resurrection and reincarnation.
Visit Galleria Open One’s website, linked here, for more information and photos of works by Giuseppe Bartolozzi and Clara Tesi.
The work has been produced in collaboration with the Fondazione Terre Medicee and the support from Galleria Open One in Pietrasanta, Unico e Ovunque, Florence, Sochi, CBC Marmi in Pietrasanta and Globo di Illasi (Ve).
Giuseppe Bartolozzi and Clara Tesi
“I Nostri Padri Etruschi”
Until the 30th of November, 2013