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Giacinto Bosco: Double Dream, the mythology and mythography of love

Giacinto Bosco’s works will be on display on the shore of Lake Iseo until the 11th of September. 40 bronze works retrace the Sicilian artist’s creative journey.

Until 11 September 2022, the city of Iseo will be paying tribute to Giacinto Bosco (born in Alcamo, Trapani, in 1956), one of the most well-known figurative sculptors on the Italian scene and an exponent of the classic Twentieth-Century style.

The lakeside waterfront and the Arsenale will be exhibiting approximately 40 bronze sculptures, some of impressive dimension, which reflect the creative excursus of the Sicilian artist.

The exhibition, entitled Double Dream, the mythology and mythography of love, curated by Angelo Crespi and organised by the Municipality of Iseo in collaboration with the Arsenale Foundation and with the patronage of the Lombardy Region and the Province of Brescia, with the contribution of Liquid Art System and CUBRO Fonderia Artistica, presents a series of works that best represent Bosco’s artistic expression, in which the solidity of bronze is used to serve and to contrast the lightness of the love that he describes.

His works are all centred on the theme of the moon.  Gentle figures sway on swings hanging from the sky or balance on chairs and ladders.

Ancient emotions, such as the wonder that humankind feels when faced with the night sky, are cultural models for the artist. Ariosto, Leopardi, Borges, Beethoven and Debussy, with Claire de Lune, introduced the theme, and Bosco is a representative.

“The work of Giacinto Bosco - says Crespi - focuses on the mythography of love, which is the mythical re-interpretation of the emotion of love. He however makes no archaeological attempt on expression, but if anything focuses on a modern and symbolic representation of the desire for love. Bosco’s is a personal and universal form of mythology inasmuch as a reflection on particulars, and it is there that we see the greatness of art expressing eternity in a fragment; his figures have the lightness of a Peynet or a Folon, but with the solid resistance of bronze, momentous yet light, they are a plastic representation of the desire and longing that bring men and women together”.

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