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Hommage à Lao Tseu H.16 cm Brossée, 2019

Francesco Marino Di Teana

Sculpture : metal 6.3 x 3.3 x 1.6 inch

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Edition "ART FOR ALL" by Galerie Loft Paris 1972 - Ed.2019, Brushed metal cast, Edition of 300 copies, Signed and numbered, Dim. of the box : 20 x 13 x 5,5 cm. Certificate of authenticity included. -- About the Artwork : Tribute Lao Tseu “I discovered the writings of Lao Tseu when I was young. His reflections have always fascinated me and I felt the need to make a tribute to him, as a sculpture or a painting. My work “Tribute to Lao Tseu” is the fruit of my repeated reading of the Tao Tö King (the Book of Path and Virtue)”. In the 1970’s Francesco Marino di Teana starts conceiving compositions that he liberates from their earthly properties (weight, shapes, materials) thanks to the work on cognitive space. It is during that time that he makes his most iconic works such as “Hommage à Lao Tseu” (Tribute to Lao Tseu), that makes reference to oriental philosophy but also the multiple cultures that he represented (France - Italy - Argentina). Embodying the equilibrium of energies, this sculpture is composed, in the centre, of four same size vertical pillars who create a perfect base to the four horizontal lances that point in different directions whilst projecting themselves to the exterior. Its simple and refined profile, underlined by the mat of chromed iron, brings to mind either the bow of a vessel and a diapason hence becoming a plural symbol of Nature and Culture. -- About the Artist Born amongst a family of peasants, Francesco Marino di Teana was successively a shepherd, a mason in Italy (Teana), site foreman, architect and student at the Art University of Argentina before moving to Paris in 1953. He was a painter, sculptor, architect, poet and philosopher and becomes one of the major sculptors of the 20th with his theories on “tri-unitarian” logic and architectural sculpture. Represented for more than 20 years by the mythical Denise René gallery and winner of prestigious artistic prizes, he was acclaimed by some of the greatest creators and art critics of his time. Precursor of the Monumenta’s at the Grand Palais with the exhibition of his monumental fountains (9 m high for 16 long), that he made with Saint-Gobain (Glass and industrial materials company), he has raised more than 40 monumental sculptures throughout France, one being the highest iron sculpture in Europe, “Liberté“ (Liberty), that is 20 meters high (at Fontenay-sous-bois). His lifetime work was the object of a retrospective in 1975 at the Paris Museum of Modern Arts, he represented Argentina at the Venice biennial of 1982, and won the academy of fine arts prize in 2009.
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6.3 x 3.3 x 1.6 inch
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The sculpture cannot be displayed outdoors
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Numbered and limited to 300 copies
4 copies available
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Work sold with an invoice from the gallery and a certificate of authenticity
Signature
Artwork signed in the mold

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Francesco Marino Di Teana

Francesco Marino Di Teana

Italy • Born in: 1920

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Born in 1920 in a poor peasant family in the Italian mountains, Francesco Marino Di Teana was in turn a shepherd then apprentice bricklayer in Italy (Teana), project manager, architect and student at the Beaux-Arts in Argentina (Buenos Aires) before settling in France at the beginning of the fifties and becoming one the most important sculptor of the second half of the XXth century.

Represented for more than 30 years in the mystical gallery owner Denise René, winner of prestigious artistic prizes and known as one of the most famous creators and art critic of their time (from Vasarely to Giacometti, from Seuphor to Harry Bellet), he is an artist whose works of art and huge creations, always full of timeless modernity and relevant, enrich the most important public and private collections and revitalize our urban spaces.

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