Friday, December 19, 2014

Bronze Doors

Bronze doors by Igor Mitoraj, Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri, St. Mary of the Angels and the Martyrs, Rome
Bronze doors by Igor Mitoraj, 2006
Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri
(St. Mary of the Angels and the Martyrs)
Piazza della Repubblica
Rome, April 2013

See also: Testa Addormentata - Tindaro - Centauro - Tindaro Screpolato - Colosse - Ikaria - Le Grand Toscano

“The symbolic potential of Mitoraj’s art made it ideal for religious commissions, which included two sets of bronze doors – at the Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri in Rome in 2006 and, three years later, at the Jesuit church of Matka Boża Łaskawa in Warsaw. Towards the end of his life, Mitoraj divided his time between Italy and Poland, where he was laden with awards, from the Vittorio De Sica prize of 2001 to an honorary degree from the Kraków Academy in 2007 and the Commander’s Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta, conferred two years ago.”
(Igor Mitoraj obituary, The Guardian)

2 comments:

Changes in the wind said...

How beautiful they are.

cieldequimper said...

On the list of next trip to Rome...