Francesca dalla Benetta “ La Giostra “

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La Giostra 37 x 25 x 25 cm (HxWxD) – 8 kg
Serie of 6 numbered pieces
Bronze and marble
2020

La giostra is a bronze sculpture of a chubby winged man .
The word Giostra means carrousel in Italian. The main character is riding a toy horse, in a playful attitude, and with a serene expression on his face. He seems at peace with himself, enjoying life.
He is dressing a costume, as a metaphor for the importance of playing and not take life seriously. The small backpack wings tell us about the importance of fly, as a modern Icarus, and reach our seared life, always.
This piece has a black patina with golden details, polished to reveal the natural bronze color.The black patina is made from the green one, after a burning process, so magical and mystical.
Please remember that this piece is part of a serie of 6, and the patina (colors) can vary a little from piece to piece (I always try to make them the most similar, but part of the beauty of patinas is exactly their uniqueness).

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.