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Al Cibart di Carrara (dal n. 667 L'Informatore del Marmista)

Al Cibart di Carrara (dal n. 667 L'Informatore del Marmista)

Marmo Rosso Verona per la Maternità  (dal n. 669 L'Informatore del  Marmista)

Marmo Rosso Verona per la Maternità (dal n. 669 L'Informatore del Marmista)

Macchine virtuose  (dal n. 667 L'Informatore del Marmista)

Macchine virtuose (dal n. 667 L'Informatore del Marmista)

Realtà virtuale (dal n. 669 L'Informatore del Marmista)

Realtà virtuale (dal n. 669 L'Informatore del Marmista)



Contents
DESIGN Ten designers make stone fluid  GEOLOGY Causes of colour of natural stone SCULPTURE Sketches by Milo Manara for "Valpolicella" | Rodin's marble on show at Palazzo Reale | A Paduan for twentieth century art EVENTS The enchantment in Egypt at Rome STATISTICS A positive sign for Italian marble export   COLUMNS Did you know that...| Cultural events | Meetings| Exhibitions | Stone data sheet | Notes

Article of the month
Sketches by Milo Manara for "Valpolicella"
The “Festa dei Santi Quattro Coronati” was the occasion last 8 November 2013 for the inauguration of the “Valpolicella” sculpture, installed on a roundabout between Sant’Ambrogio di Valpolicella and Domegliara in the province of Verona. The work, created by sculptor Dario Marconi in Verona Red and Nembro Yellow marble, was the brainchild of Milo Manara who donated the sketches to Sant’Ambrogio Valpolicella Town Council. A block of Nembro Yellow marble supports five children (in Verona Red marble) representing the five local councils in the Valpolicella district. A child standing and holding a bunch of grapes symbolises the territory’s close ties with grapes and wine. Another boy helps him support bunch, representing solidarity, while the boy lying down with a trickle of water running along the block of Nembro Yellow represents the generosity of those who give to others. The seated boy reading a book recalls the enriching secular culture of personal history in the Valpolicella area and recalls example of local architecture: from the Romanesque churches of San Giorgio di Valpolicella and San Floriano to Villa Santa Sofia by Palladio. The boy standing on the marble block, that peacefully observing the others, represents free time - fundamental for thought, consideration, creation and even enjoyment. The “Valpolicella” sculptural complex was sponsored by the Antolini and Bombana families in memory of Luigi Antolini (the founder of Antolini Luigi & C.) and Angelo Bombana (founder of Tenax), who played a significant role in the inception and development of the Valpolicella economy. Acknowledgements: thanks to sculptor Dario Marconi and Scuola del Marmo Paolo Brenzoni for photos and information.

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