The Francigena Street: The Way of Spirit | Matteo Castagnini’s Exhibition
The Christian symbolism and the Knights Templar, the religious icons that take shape from the terracotta, poor material typical of medieval art.
The exhibition is an exhibition inspired by the Francigena dell’arte project, to which the sculptor Castagnini has been working for over two years with the municipal administration of Pietrasanta.
An event exhibition, crowned by the open air installation of a 25-meter-long canvas, which will be lowered by the bell tower of the San Martino Cathedral. An evocative banner depicting the patron saint of the pilgrim, Saint James and St. Rocco and the image of Christ, the artistic manifesto of a project aimed at enhancing Pietrasanta’s historic role as a crucial stage in the path to Christianity, reviving the stretch of the Sigerico route linking Strettoia to Valdicastello, 15 km to the historic center of Little Athens, the bronze and marble workshops.
The artist performed a long thematic study on Francigena, which led him to commission on the commission of the town of Pietrasanta three permanent installations located inside the urban furniture: the bronze plate on the central via Garibaldi, the bas-relief inside of the Snail Park over the ancient Pilgrim Fountain and the bronze plate on the marble slab of Piazza Matteotti indicating 450 km from the tomb of San Pietro.
For Matteo Castagnini, the staff at Sala Grasce represents the debut after years of work and training, in the footsteps of his grandfather Frido Graziani, a well-known stone pottery.
The event is organized by the Municipality of Pietrasanta, in collaboration with Fondazione Versiliana and StArt.
The exhibition, which relaunches the Francigena dell’arte project, can be visited from 23 September to 1 October.
Hall of Grasce – Cultural Center “Luigi Russo”, Pietrasanta
Open every day from 5 to 7 pm, Saturday even in the morning from 10 to 12 pm
More info: Cultural Center “L. Russo “, via S. Agostino 1, 0584.795500,www.museodeibozzetti.it.