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Il Segno Arte
Michelangelo Pistoletto
1993-1994

Seven stones in Volvic lava placed at crossroads, 10 x 210 x 120 cm

Commande publique of the Ministère de la culture et de la communication (owner Ciap) in 1994

Born 1933 in Biella in Italy, where Michelangelo Pistoletto lives and works.

Pistoletto's work, in adequacy with the purpose of Cittadellarte, was to choose a symbol, Segno Arte, the Art Sign, applied to any everyday life object possible : tables, canopy bed, window, radiator, door ... and for Vassivière island a slab all the more symbolic for the slab is a vector of "transition", as this sign is a clue of the fusion of art with life.

If the path of the Segno Arte, between dreams and realities, between seductions and wonders, gives an esthetic emotion, according to the each time specific and peculiar positioning of the slabs, a sensual pleasure, an exaltation of the imagination, it also exhibits its hermetic symbolism in Vassivière island's woods.

 

Copyright: André Morin

 

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