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80 x 200 x 50 cm
31.50 x 79 x 19.69 in

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  • About the work
Medium: copper and terracotta. Since 2002 Nicola Zamboni has worked side by side with Sara Bolzani at the mammoth sculptural group entitled Humanity. Inspired by the triptych with the Battle of San Romano by Paolo Uccello, the work is an extraordinary allegory of life and modern times. Alongside the legendary figures of the knights who fight in the saddle of mighty steeds, the founding nucleus of Humanity, over the years - as the group is constantly increasing - some acclaimed actors of today: marginalized, migrants, refugees on the way, marching in silence, embody the horrors of war and the tragedy of migration. The events and destinies of these "discard lives" are told by a sad and melancholic Tessitrice. The bodies swallowed by the waters reveal themselves before his and our eyes: it is the image of human life poised, waiting, between hope and despair, as in the Medusa Raft of Théodore Géricault.

About the Artist

1943 , Italy

Nicola Zamboni was born in Bologna on May 10, 1943. Once he completed his studies and the military service, he enrolled at the Academy of fines arts of Bologna, but feeling dissatisfied with the context and the relationships with teachers, he dropped out it at the third year. In 1968 he went to England to meet Henry Moore who housed him in for about a month...

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Bologna, Galleria Falcone e Borsellino 4 – 40123 Bologna

Galleria d’Arte del Caminetto in Bologna, Italy, promotes ancient and modern art since 1966, when it was founded by Romana and Paolo Zauli. Directed by Maria Zauli since 1994, the gallery has countless exhibitions devoted to painting, sculpture and drawing from the fifteenth to the eighteenth century - with particular attention to the area of ​​Bologna...

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