Bamboo canes (Arundo Donax),
roofs, windy day.
Arundo donax: dal greco “dónax”, “canna”. “Arundo” dal latino “arundu” o “harundu”, “canna”, “bastone”, “freccia”. Secondo Hjalmar Frisk è da associare al greco “áron”, “gigaro”, che a sua volta deriva dall’etrusco, come testimoniato da Dioscoride, che menziona la pianta affermando che è chiamata dagli Etruschi “gigarum”. Il nome scientifico del genere -arum deriva dal greco “aron” (ma anche, secondo altre etimologie, dall’ebraico “ar”); in entrambi i casi questi termini significano “calore”, in riferimento al fatto che queste piante, quando sono in piena fioritura, emettono calore.
Video surveillance lady.
Mash-up: St.Constantina + video surveillance camera.
3D project, rendering and 3D printing.
108x90x130mm, printed in 11 copies.
F. Seren Rosso, A. Roccioletti
Information on the original sculpture: Saint Constance at The Réunion des Musées Nationaux, Paris. Not to be mistaken by the close to identical terracotta bust made ca. 1860 by Giovanni Bastianini (1830 – 1868) on display at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London (A.9-1916) which was thought to be a copy of this polychrome wooden bust ascribed to Settignano. However, this bust by Settignano is itself probably a forgery by Bastianini and the present bust may well have been the model for it. Constantina (also named Constantia and Constantiana; b. After 307 / before 317 – d. 354), and later known as Saint Constance, was the eldest daughter of Roman emperor Constantine the Great and his second wife Fausta, daughter of Emperor Maximian. Constantina received the title of Augusta by her father, and is venerated as a saint, having developed a medieval legend wildly at variance with what is known of her actual character. In English she is also known as Saint Constance. This finely carved and painted bust depicts Saint Constance but is culturally known as “La Belle Florentine” (The Beautiful Florentine Girl). It was sculpted by Desiderio da Settignano in the late XV century. Considered one of the greatest Florentine sculptors of the Renaissance, Desiderio da Settignano stands out for his gentle style and his graceful artworks, renowned for the delicacy and softness with which have been chiseled. Even though he died young, Desiderio created many masterpieces in marble – such as the famous bust of St. John Martelli.
Hacking Piero della Francesca
Reloaded art: 23 set 2014
Reloaded art: 19 nov 2012
WPG White Page Gallery/s
Angel Sesma – “Tzompantli, flag of skull”
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La strada fine a se stessa