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Here are some photos of the opening of my sculpture exhibition “Marmo & Bronzo” in Pietrasanta. It was a truly great day. I was overcome with joy at seeing so many people there, from Pietrasanta and the world over.

I want to thank the Mayor of Pietrasanta Domenico Lombardi, and Valentina Fogher, and the art critic Giuseppe Cordoni for their support and their presence. A big thank you goes out to the Coro Versilia who sang wonderful songs and to The Trattoria Gatto Nero for the wonderful buffet they served and to the Ristorante Le Tre Terrazze for bringing the chilled Prosecco and wine.

A thank you to Stefano De Franceschi for taking these pictures.

In this picture, from left to right: Domenico Lombardi, the Mayor of Pietrasanta, Giuseppe Cordoni, the noted art critic, and me, Maria Gamundi. Behind me, two of my friends, Gabriella Pascquini, and Silvina Spravkin.

The lovely Cristiana from the Trattoria Gatto Nero serving the delicacies.

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PIETRASANTA – É stato un grande successo, l’inaugurazione della mostra di sculture “Marmo & Bronzo” di Maria Gamundi, sabato 15 settembre nella Sala delle Grasce a Pietrasanta. C’é stato una grande partecipazione del pubblico – dei cittadini di Pietrasanta, di artisti e di amici della scultrice. Il Sindaco Domenico Lombardi ha dato il via alle festività che hanno anche visto il Coro Versilia partecipare – con musica – alla mostra che celebra la vita d’artista che Maria Gamundi ha passato nell’ambito artistico di Pietrasanta. La scultrice Venezuelana ha vissuto in Versilia ed ha lavorato nei laboratori di marmo e nelle fonderie di bronzo della Piccola Atene, per quasi quarant’anni. Le sue sculture sono una ode consapevole alla bellezza delle forme femminili, le sue statue sono inconfondibili; candide, luminose ed estremamente eleganti, sono donne distese, meditative, immerse. Con forme arrotondite, quasi astratte con spunti e finiture realistiche; in marmo le superfici sono lievigate quasi all’improbabile e i bronzi sono patinati fino a renderli specchi di una bellezza interiore condivisa con lo spettatore.

La mostra “Maria Gamundi, Marmo & Bronzo” continua fino al 14 ottobre, 2012, nella Sala delle Grasce,

Ingresso gratuito.

Per informazioni contattate: 0584 795500 – e-mail info@museodeibozzetti.it

(via Viareggino,com)

I’m excited to post about details of the vernissage for my solo sculpture exhibition, “Maria Gamundi, Marmo & Bronzo” which is happening at 6pm this Saturday the 15th of September, 2012, in the Sala delle Grasce in Pietrasanta.

The Coro Versilia of Capezzano Monte will be present and will sing several beautiful pieces to kick off the festivities. There will be refreshments offered. The Trattoria Gatto Nero will provide platters of yummy gourmet specialties, and the Ristorante Tre Terrazze will provide the Prosecco and the wine. The picture above is of one of my pieces – “Ninfea” – which will be on display – from Viareggino.it.

The Gatto Nero is a charming trattoria in Pietrasanta. We link to their website here.

The Tre Terrazze is a restaurant in the little medieval village of Monteggiori – where I lived and had a studio for many years – in the hills overlooking Pietrasanta, and we link to their website here.

I extend my sincere appreciation to both for their support – GRAZIE!

You are invited!

Come see my show and meet with my friends, other artists and share a glass of Prosecco and a delicacy!

Maria Gamundi
“Marmo & Bronzo”
From September 15th to October 14th, 2012
In the Sala Grasce
Pietrasanta
For more information contact: tel: +39 0584 795500
info@museodeibozzetti.it

“Soleil” is carved in fine statuary marble. She measures 91.5 x 33.5 x 43.5 cm. The foto is by Stefano Baroni

My exhibition, called “Maria Gamundí, Marmo & Bronzo” starts on September 15th and goes through October 14th, 2012 – in the Sala Grasce, next to the Church of Sant’Agostino.

The opening reception is at 6pm on September 15th.
I’ll post more details as we get closer to the date. In the meantime you can always see more of my work on my website linked here.

 I look forward to seeing you all there!

Pietrasanta featured a show this summer – called “La memoria della Pietra” – it’s a celebration of the artists and artisans who work in the laboratories and foundries in Pietrasanta. I was interviewed – along with many other people – and the interviews have been repeatedly projected on the walls of the buildings in Pietrasanta’s historic center. I post an excerpt of the longer interview which comes from the show’s youtube channel, which we link here.

“La Memoria della Pietra” is directed by Cesare Monti and sponsored by the Comune di Pietrasanta, co-produced by Mataeria in collaboration with “Il Tempo del Sale” cultural association.

This is “The Observers” one of the most sought-after sculptures of mine. It’s an edition of three, with two artist’s copies. I’ve sold all three and one of the artist’s copies … so there’s only one available for sale.

This composition is of three slightly larger than life-size nudes who, while gazing towards the horizon, also contemplate inwardly. They were exhibited for the first time at the international sculpture exhibition  “Boulevard des Sculptures 2002” in Kijkduin, Den Haag, in the Netherlands.

“The Observers” was cast at the Fonderia Artistica Mariani, in Pietrasanta, where I do all my casting.