We write these words with tristezza today: as many of you may have heard Igor Mitoraj, a towering figure in the world of Sculpture, and an artist who brought much to Pietrasanta over the decades he made it the heart of his creative endeavors – has passed away. The “City of Art” mourned the man in a service held monday, in the Duomo. He was 70 years old.
You can read some biographical information on the great master, on the Wikipedia page, linked here.
It’s a truly sad October… Pietrasanta cries the loss of another sculptor, Daniel Milhaud, who also died, last weekend, at the age of 84.
In a web exclusive, we post photographs by Giovanni Ricci-Novara, from Igor Mitoraj’s “Angeli” exhibition currently in Pisa. We stand corrected – earlier versions of this post stated there would be a catalog for the exhibition, this seems not to be the case. The exhibition will continue until January 15th, 2015.
The fate of a major retrospective exhibition, of Mitoraj’s work, to be held in Pietrasanta next Summer – which was in the planning stages – is unclear.
Visit Giovanni Ricci Novara’s website, linked here.
From the 17th of May, 2014, to the 15th of January, 2015
Piazza dei Miracoli
Hours: from May to October: everyday from 8am to 8pm, from November to January, from 9am to 5pm.
Ticket price: 3 euros
For information and tickets: http://www.opapisa.it
Previously on Art is Life:
“That Mighty Sculptor, Time” ____________ Giovanni Ricci-Novara’s photography exhibition in Lucca lingers in the places where Time seems not to be waited for, places where even the wind, extenuated, stops its journey.
(Thank you Giovanni!)