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Sculpture, Bronze on Bronze
Size: 4.7 W x 13.4 H x 4.7 D in
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La Vida – Choose is a bronze bust, with 4 different hands. Many layers of significance are contain in this piece. The hair compose the words LA VIDA, that in Spanish mean LIFE. Also she has the word choose on the right part of the head. The artist plays with the words, inviting to choose, not to choose life, but to choose whatever you think is good for you, because life is a choice. Also, the piece is a beautiful interactive game when yu can CHOOSE what to do with it, moving the 4 hands around (literally they can turn) and also pick the hand you prefer in any given moment to communicate. The contrast between the golden polish and the dark black and gray patinas speaks about contrasts, that somehow give LIFE meaning and worth. The aesthetics could remind steampunk, where elegance and decadence of pasta and future meet Any piece is handmade so the patina could be a little different from the picture. The sculpture dimensions include the pedestal size.
Sculpture:Bronze on Bronze
Size:4.7 W x 13.4 H x 4.7 D in
Packaging:Ships in a Crate
Delivery Time:Typically 5-7 business days for domestic shipments, 10-14 business days for international shipments.
Handling:Ships in a wooden crate for additional protection of heavy or oversized artworks. Crated works are subject to an $80 care and handling fee. Artists are responsible for packaging and adhering to Saatchi Art’s packaging guidelines.
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I'm available for commissions. If you like some artwork that was sold, please let me know: I can make something special for you! STATEMENT: Francesca Dalla Benetta's work is characterized by mixed anatomies and forms. Human faces and bodies are combined with different textures, skins and elements, giving rise to hybrid beings. Through her aesthetics, in balance between the classic and the surreal, the artist studies the themes of transformation, sense of belonging and self-perception, the ability to adapt, stereotypes and categorization. She searches for the fine line that separates personal identity from social conventions, sanity from madness, studying the differences between perception and reality. Francesca's figures are a look inward and out of control, they are a way of containing the uncontainable. The stories of each character, isolated in an intimate and unreal dimension, are reflections on the identity of misfits and the many facets of being. As an artist, her most important task is to communicate and stimulate a different way of feeling and thinking. She mainly resorts to sculpture because it is a lasting solidity in contrast to the volatility of though BIOGRAPHY I was born in Florence, Italy, in a hot summer day. My childhood was filled with a grandmother that takes me around all the museums of the city and tells me all the wonderful stories of the life of great Renaissance artists. And when I’m not with grandma, I spent long afternoons drawing, painting or making small sculptures. I was told that at the age of 4 years I made a series of portraits so impressively resembling to my entire family, that everybody pictured me as a future great famous artist. Years later, when choosing high school, art school seems the most natural thing. Unfortunately mom and dad do not agree. What kind of a job is to be an artist? You don’t want to starve doing portraits in the church square! Then, having no choice, I attended five years of Science High School, followed by the University, the Faculty of Physics. I’ve got the best grades but I’m not happy at all. Unexpectedly in the mid of my studies and against the wishes of the parents, I decide out of the blue to leave the university to try to enter the prestigious Academy of Fine Arts in Milan, the secular Brera. The summer of 1999 begins my biggest and most challenging dream: studying art. So excited! After four years, I graduated.
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