Art in the street Igor Mitoraj2

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Igor Mitoraj (born 1944) has been commissioned for many monuments including the marble Omaggio a De Sabata for the Teatro alla Scala in Milan, the Sculpture Fountain for the Coca-Cola Foundation in the USA, and his work Tindaro may be seen in Paris at La Defense. Mitoraj's sculptures are now to be found in the most important public and private collections of contemporary art. In 1995 the monumental sculpture Thsuki-No-Hikari was acquired by the British Museum.

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  • Igor Mitoraj (Polish b. 1944 -) Igor Mitoraj was born in Oederan in 1944 to Polish parents. He commenced his artistic studies at the Cracow School of Art and then became a student of Tadeusz Kantor at the Academy of Fine Arts. He exhibited his work for the first time in 1967 at the Krystofory Gallery in Cracow, and then, on the advice of Kantor, left Poland to pursue his own expressive goals in greater freedom. Mitoraj left for Paris and briefly studied at the Ecole Nationale des Beaux-Arts, where he was greatly accepted into the artistic milieu during the tumultuous student unrest of 1968. Widely traveled, Mitoraj absorbed the influences of sculptural technique from Greece, New York, Central America, and Italy. He has been commissioned for many monuments including the marble Omaggio a De Sabata for the Teatro alla Scala in Milan, the Sculpture Fountain for the Coca-Cola Foundation in the USA, and his work Tindaro may be seen in Paris at La Defense. Mitoraj's sculptures are now to be found in the most important public and private collections of contemporary art. In 1995 the monumental sculpture Thsuki-No-Hikari was acquired by the British Museum. .
  • Igor Mitoraj was born, of Polish parents, in Oederan, Germany, in 1944. Having studied art at Cracow Art School, he enters the Cracow Academy of Art, where he receives a classically-based training under the painter Tadeusz Kantor. In Poland he exhibits his paintings at several joint expositions and holds his first one-man exhibition at the Gallery Krysztofory in Cracow. In 1968, he moves to Paris, where he continues to study at the National School of Art. At about this time, fascinated by the ancient culture of South America, Mitoraj leaves for Mexico, where he spends a year painting and travelling around the country. During this year he begins to sculpt. In 1974 he returns to Paris. During 1975 he proposes his work in two joint sculpture exhibitions and in 1976 he holds his first major one-man exhibition at the Gallery La Hune. After this first success, he realises that he is above all a sculptor and he decides to devote himself entirely to sculpture. He spends several months in New York, where he can breathe the atmosphere of the contemporary art scene and he travels regularly to Greece in order to study its artistic heritage. Until this time Mitoraj has worked only in terra-cotta or bronze, but, in 1979, on a visit to Carrara in Italy, he discovers that marble is an ideal medium for his work. In 1983 he set up a studio in Pietrasanta, near Carrara. Today, Igor Mitoraj divides his time between France and Italy
  • La facciata della Basilica, riportata alla sua spoglia ed essenziale struttura di mattoni nel 1911, al fine di farla conformare all'intero edificio delle antiche Terme, oggi si presenta con le artistiche Porte in bronzo di Igor Mitoraj, scultore contemporaneo. Nell'Annunciazione un Angelo dall'alto e Maria in ascolto; nella Risurrezione la figura del Cristo Risorto, che si fa tutt'uno con la Croce, che penetra in profondità nel suo stesso corpo; nelle lunette la presenza degli Angeli e dei Martiri, misteri cristiani della Redenzione, modellati su una tipologia altamente classica, consona all'architettura ed alla spiritualità del luogo.
  • Igor Mitoraj - “Porte degli Angeli” Roma - Basilica di S. Maria degli Angeli e Martiri, 28 febbraio 2006 Le “Porte degli Angeli“ di Mitoraj. Arte e innovazione tecnologica, omaggio a Giovanni Paolo II. Le nuove "Porte degli Angeli" per la Basilica di S. Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri di Roma, sono stato realizzate dallo scultore polacco di Cracovia Igor Mitoraj, grazie al sostegno di Finmeccanica. Presenti il vicegerente della diocesi di Roma, mons. Luigi Moretti, il presidente del Senato Marcello Pera, il presidente della Camera dei Deputati Pier Ferdinado Casini, il ministro per i Beni e le Attività culturali Rocco Buttiglione, il ministro per le Attività produttive Claudio Scajola, il ministro per politiche agricole e forestali Gianni Alemanno, il ministro per l'ambiente e tutela del territorio Altero Matteoli, il ministro per le politiche comunitarie Giorgio La Malfa, del ministro per le infrastrutture e trasporti Pietro Lunardi,il sottosegretario alla presidenza del Consiglio dei Ministri Gianni Letta, il sindaco di Roma Walter Veltroni e il presidente di Finmeccanica, Pier Francesco Guarguaglini.
  • Art in the street Igor Mitoraj2

    1. 1. Igor Mitoraj http://www.authorstream.com/Presentation/sandamichaela-1215222-arte-in-the-street-igor-mitoraj2/
    2. 2. Igor Mitoraj (born 1944) - Polish sculptor who used to live in Italy. He draws inspiration from ancient Greek sculpture. A characteristic motif in his work is human frailty; the bandaged body, hollowed out figures. Well-known works by Mitoraj include 'The head', 'Venus' and 'Eros'. In 2006, Igor Mitoraj created the new bronze doors and a statue of John the Baptist for the basilica of Santa Maria degli Angeli in Rome. His monumental works are found in squares and courtyards, from Paris to Tokyo, in Pietrasanta, Bologna, Rome, Cracow and Warsaw. The monumental works by this artist of Polish origin born in Germany recover the spirit from Greece, from Rome, from the great sculpture masters of the Renaissance and are inspired by history and mythology subjects from a contemporary perspective.
    3. 3. Portrait of Igor Mitoraj
    4. 4. Centauro
    5. 15. Igor Mitoraj has recovered the spirit of Greek and Roman art of the great masters of Renaissance sculpture. His monumental works are inspired by the themes in history and mythology, and he reinterprets them from a contemporary perspective. Enigmatic images, of gods and heroes take the streets and plazas and present their interrogation to the citizens. Although it deals with recent creations, they take the appearance of archaeological pieces and remind us of the persistence, under today’s modernity, of the great themes which worry men: reason and spirituality, violence or beauty?
    6. 18. Beyond Limits Exhibition 2009 Chatsworth House – Eros Bendato
    7. 19. Tempio di Dioscuri Agrigento Sicily
    8. 21. Bronze sculpture, "Eros Bendato" (Eros Bound)
    9. 22. Bronze sculpture, "Eros Bendato" (Eros Bound)
    10. 23. Bronze sculpture, "Eros Bendato" (Eros Bound)
    11. 24. Bronze sculpture, "Eros Bendato" (Eros Bound)
    12. 25. Bronze sculpture, "Eros Bendato" (Eros Bound)
    13. 26. Bronze sculpture, "Eros Bendato" (Eros Bound)
    14. 45. Testa Addormentata located in Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London
    15. 46. Some suggest that this mutilated head represents a loss of history, myths and of a connection with higher powers; to others it is a criticism of contemporary civilization and a warning against its destructive power Heros de Lumiere, Carrara marble (1986) at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park
    16. 47. 2006 The exhibition, organized by "la Caixa" and the Palma Town Council, groups 23 sculptures by Igor Mitoraj.
    17. 48. Fontana della Dea Roma from Igor Mitoraj
    18. 52. Rome Church Our Lady of the Angels, built on the ruins of the Diocletian Baths. The construction of  the church was commissioned to Michelangelo. You can note the bronze doors, created by Igor Mitoraj.
    19. 53. In 2006 Igor Mitoraj created the new bronze doors and a statue of John the Baptist for the basilica of Santa Maria degli Angeli in Rome. Mitoraj's sculptural style is rooted in the classical tradition with its focus on the well modeled torso. However, Mitoraj introduces a post-modern twist with ostentatiously truncated limbs, emphasizing the damage sustained by most genuine classical sculptures.
    20. 63. Le porte degli angeli, Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri Piazza della Repubblica Rome
    21. 64. 2006 Head of John the Baptist by Igor Mitoraj
    22. 65. 2006 Head of John the Baptist by Igor Mitoraj
    23. 66. Igor Mitoraj – Doors of Annunciation and Resurrection, Rome
    24. 67. Sound : Cour de Savoie - JB Viotti -Concerto for violin & orchestra No. 23 in G major, G98 Text and pictures: Internet Arangement: Sanda Foişoreanu www.slideshare.net/michaelasanda

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