Francesca dalla Benetta “ Belerofonte “

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“ Belerofonte “ 15 x 15 x 49 cm (HxWxD) – 6 kg
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BELEROFONTE is a bronze sculpture of a man with a horse mask or hat
The hero Bellerophon was the son of the King of Corinth, Glaucus, and the grandson of Sisyphus, one of the most punished characters in the world of the dead. Bellerophon managed to tame Pegasus, the winged horse, which was considered an impossible task. Pegasus was born from the blood that flowed from Medusa’s body when Perseus killed her using her sword. Pegasus fled from the humans and only Bellerophon managed to attach a bridle that Athena had given him.
This piece is part of a special collection Francesca Dalla benetta started in 2018, called Customs and Identities, and it is a reflection about how many costumes we wear in front of people, the society, family and so on. We have roles that are different for each person we meet in life, so we try to adapt and respond to that particular role. Sometime we align, sometimes we react. That’s how we build our personality.

Francesca Dalla Benetta was born in Florence, Italy, on August 18, 1977.
After a truncated career in Physics, she studied the Bachelor of Arts in the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera, Milan, graduating in 2003.
She is specialized in Cinematographic Special Effects and Sculpture.
Since 2003 she has worked on numerous film projects such as Make Up Artist and as a Sculptor.
She has 15 individual and even more collective exhibitions as a sculptor, at an international level.
Since 2009 Francesca is dedicated to teaching (sculpture and special effects), individually or in groups, She is FX teacher in IDIP (Institute of Design and Professional Image). She has taught in different institutions such as Tec de Monterrey in San Luis Potosí and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Matamoros, Tamaulipas.