E in pre­mio ec­co un’on­da d’ar­ti­sta

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“CREATURA VIVA che go­de del suo mistero fu­ga­ce” la de­fi­nì Ga­brie­le D’An­nun­zio, de­di­can­do­le un in­te­ro com­po­ni­men­to nell’Al­cyo­ne. On­da co­me rap­pre­sen­ta­zio­ne del­la vi­ta, po­ten­te ben­ché non eter­na. Per que­sto suo for­te si­gni­fi­ca­to sim­bo­li­co, l’ar­ti­sta ro­ma­na Pa­tri­zia Di Po­ce ha scel­to pro­prio l’on­da di ma­re co­me sog­get­to del­la bel­la scul­tu­ra in can­di­do mar­mo di Car­ra­ra che sa­rà il Pre­mio For­teMa­ga­zi­ne al­la ven­ti­cin­que­si­ma edi­zio­ne del con­cor­so “A ta­vo­la sul­la spiag­gia”. Com’è per lei del tut­to na­tu­ra­le, Pa­tri­zia vi ha la­vo­ra­to con il cuo­re e con le ma­ni, met­ten­do a frut­to gli in­se­gna­men­ti car­pi­ti ai vec­chi scal­pel­li­ni del­la Ver­si­lia, lei che fra le ca­ve e le bot­te­ghe di Pie­tra­san­ta ha la­vo­ra­to a lun­go in que­sti ul­ti­mi an­ni. La sua arte, ha scrit­to il cri­ti­co e sto­ri­co dell’arte Gior­gio Gre­go­rio Gras­so, spri­gio­na “un di­na­mi­smo eter­no che tra­sfor­ma la fred­dez­za del mar­mo in un ca­lo­re vi­ta­le pal­pa­bi­le”. Ed è ve­ro: Pa­tri­zia ir­ra­dia ener­gia, po­si­ti­vi­tà, vi­ta. Lo han­no sen­ti­to e ap­prez­za­to tut­ti co­lo­ro che han­no po­tu­to ve­de­re da vi­ci­no le sue ope­re e che con­ti­nue­ran­no a far­lo gra­zie alle mol­te oc­ca­sio­ni d’in­con­tro che l’ar­ti­sta offfff­fre al pro­prio pub­bli­co: di re­cen­te alle Do­mus Ro­ma­ne del Ce­lio a Ro­ma; ai pri­mi di giugno al Car­rou­sel du Lou­vre a Parigi con una se­le­zio­ne di “scheg­ge di materia”; en­tro la fi­ne dell’an­no in al­tre cit­tà d’Ita­lia e del mondo. Ma pri­ma, il 25 ago­sto, Pa­tri­zia sa­rà al no­stro fian­co a For­te dei Mar­mi per con­se­gna­re per­so­nal­men­te, co­me ha sem­pre fat­to, la sua “On­da” al vin­ci­to­re del Pre­mio For­teMa­ga­zi­ne.

A WAVE, AN AR­TI­ST, AN AWARD | Ga­brie­le D’An­nun­zio saw it as a li­ving crea­tu­re re­ve­ling in its own fu­ga­cious my­ste­ry and in­deed de­vo­ted a whole poem to it in his Al­cyo­ne. The wave as a re­pre­sen­ta­tion of li­fe, po­tent yet by no means eter­nal. It is this strong sym­bo­lic si­gni­fi­can­ce that led Ro­man ar­ti­st Pa­tri­zia Di Po­ce to choo­se the wave as the su­b­ject of the beautiful whi­te Car­ra­ra mar­ble sculp­tu­re On­da that will be the Pre­mio For­teMa­ga­zi­ne award at the twen­ty-fif­th edition of A Ta­vo­la sul­la Spiag­gia. As is to­tal­ly na­tu­ral for her, she sha­ped the sto­ne wi­th her heart and her hands, ap­ply­ing all the les­sons she has lear­ned from Ver­si­lia’s old sto­ne­cut­ters at the quar­ries and the Pie­tra­san­ta work­shops whe­re she has la­bo­red at leng­th in re­cent years. Her art, in the words of cri­tic and art hi­sto­rian Gior­gio Gre­go­rio Gras­so, sends for­th “an eter­nal dy­na­mi­sm that tran­sforms the cold­ness of mar­ble in­to pal­pa­ble, vi­tal warm­th.” And it’s true: Pa­tri­zia ra­dia­tes ener­gy, po­si­ti­vi­ty, li­fe. Qua­li­ties felt and ap­pre­cia­ted by anyo­ne, eve­ryo­ne who has seen her works – and will con­ti­nue to do so on the ma­ny oc­ca­sions offfff­fe­red by the ar­ti­st to her pu­blic: re­cen­tly, at the Do­mus Ro­ma­ne del Ce­lio in Ro­me; in ear­ly Ju­ne at the Car­rou­sel du Lou­vre, wi­th a se­lec­tion of “splin­ters of mat­ter”; and from now un­til the end of the year in other Italian and fo­rei­gn ci­ties. But fir­st, on 25 Au­gu­st, Pa­tri­zia will be at our si­de in For­te dei Mar­mi to hand over – in per­son, as al­ways – the award, her On­da, to the Pre­mio For­teMa­ga­zi­ne win­ner. www.pat­di­po­ce.com

Pa­tri­zia Di Po­ce, “On­da”, 2014 Mar­mo Bian­co di Car­ra­ra, cm 30x20x15

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