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Celle Sculpture
1982 - concrete

Just past the Tea House, Staccioli's artwork is tucked into a narrow space, defined by centuries-old holm oak trees and a thick underbrush of butcher's broom. This gigantic "blade" of cement begins just above the park's main pathway, rising steeply to a height of almost eight meters. The artist was intrigued by the natural architecture of the trees and wanted to attract the visitor's attention to the perfect dome formed by the boughs, which allow the sun's light to filter through. Depending on the position of the viewer, the shape of the piece changes: a wall, a triangle, a pyramid and other forms appear. In spite of the piece's monumental scale, it appears to be levitating, and does not compete with the natural surroundings.

Mauro Staccioli

Mauro Staccioli (Volterra, February 11, 1937 - Milan, January 1, 2018) 
His one-man shows include Galleria Spazio, Bologna (2004); Galleria Mara Coccia, Rome (2005); Studio Maria Cilena arte contemporanea, Milan (2005, 2006); Galleria Gumagalli, Bergamo (2006); Museo d'Arte Contemporanea all'Aperto, Morterone (2006); Volterra (2009).
Projects of recent years include his "round" sculptures  for Andorra (1991) and Munich (1996); the two large pieces forthe  Museum of San Diego (1996): the "triangle" for the European Foundation for Sculpture (1996) and "Suspended Equilibrium" for Parc Solvay (1998), both situated in Brussels. In 2002 he worked at the Monchengladbach Museum and in Pesaro, with an installation located at the entrance to the city. Following the unconventional piece designed for the Lapiz Building in San Diego (2003) - where a piece of stainless steel pierces the building's façade - he created the steep arch in the spaces of the Galleria Fioretto in Padua; and the three semicircle forms in iron located in the hills of Brufa (2004). There followed the Elipse, il Triangle with curved sides (2004) and the Square (2005). Nel 2011 he held a solo show at the archeological park in Solacium, Catanzaro.   In 2008 Staccioli created a permanent art piece for the community of San Casciano in Val di Pesa and the following year permanently installed Stollo in Piazza della Biblioteca in Greve in Chianti. 

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