Pietrasanta’s “Homo Faber, 2014” the third edition, celebrates the close relationship of artist to artisan – with fifteen studios, 38 artists, 60 works ____________ Pietrasanta Sultura, 2014


The third edition of “Homo Faber,” Pietrasanta’s city-wide celebration of its “Artigiani” ,,, (the artisans,) and their intimate relationship with the International artists who live and produce their sculptures, mosaics, and inlay-work in “the City of Art.”

It’s ostensibly part of the 450th celebration-year of Michelangelo’s death – but it’s a lot more than that; among the artists represented this year are: Fernando Botero and Igor Mitoraj, Girolamo Ciulla and Kan Yasuda, Deredia and Dashi Namdakov, Sophia Vari and Helaine Blumenfeld, Rinaldo Bigi and Maria Gamundi … and also Ana Maria Alonso, Katerina Minardo, Elisa Corsini, Giuliano Orlandi, Massimo Bertolini, Stefanie Oberneder, John Bizas, Davide Cancogni, Philippe Delenseigne, Turid Gyllenhammar, Eppe de Haan, Jan Pater, Alena Matejkova, Yemisi Wilson, Julia Vance, Evelina Ravaglia, Francesco Galeotti, Inger Sannes, Almuth Tebbenhoff, Dirk Wilhelm, Margot Homan, Strebelle, Robin Bell, Danà, Bernard Bezzina, and Szymon Oltarzewski.

The opening reception is Saturday, the 14th of June, 2014, at 7pm.

Eight sculptures will be exhibited in the city’s main Piazza – with the rest of the show happening in the Church and garden of Sant”Agostino, There are collateral events taking place at Pietrasanta’s M.U.S.A., (the city’s virtual art and architecture museum.)

The photo above is by Henryk Hetflaisz, from last year’s edition. Visit the photographer’s website, linked here.

Photographer Enzo Cei, has done some striking photography work about the “Artigiani” in Pietrasanta. Visit his website, linked here, for more information, and to purchase “Made in Pietrasanta” – his photography book about the craftsmen. and women. who’ve made Pietrasanta the home of internationally-known artists and sculptors, and  “Italy’s Little Athens.”

The show is curated by Alessandro Romanini, and is a production of the Assessorato alla Cultura, and CAV Pietrasanta, together with Artigianart Pietrasanta.

“Homo Faber, 2014”
From the 14th of June, 2014
On the Piazza
and in the Complex of Sant’Agostino
Free and open to the public

Previously on Art is Life:

The “Formatore’s” Studio – Henryk Hetflaisz photographs the Mold Maker’s Studio, for Homo Faber 2013

Photographer Henryk Hetflaisz celebrates the artigiani, shoots “The Working Man” – “Homo Faber 2013″ Pietrasanta

“Open Lab” Visit Pietrasanta’s Artisanal laboratories until the 14th of July as part of Homo Faber 2013

“Homo Faber II” Pietrasanta celebrates the “Artigiani” – the craftsmen and craftswomen who’ve made it City of Art

Pietrasanta’s “artigiani” are the heart and soul of the ‘City of Art.’ Learn more about their work, and what’s “Made in Pietrasanta,” in Enzo Cei’s photography book

“Made in Pietrasanta” Enzo Cei’s homage to the “artigiani” – and to the life and artistic traditions in the city’s art and sculpture workshops


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