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  • ["Sun for Galileo Galilei" Stelezoom in altra finestra
  • ["Sun for Galileo Galilei" Stelezoom in altra finestra

Stele "Sole per Galileo Galilei" ["Sun for Galileo Galilei" Stele]

The stele entitled "Sun for Galileo Galilei", by Giņ Pomodoro, was inaugurated in September 1997 in Piazza Poggi, on Lungarno Serristori. With this large sculpture in pietra serena, about 9 metres in height, the recently deceased artist intended to pay homage to the astronomical research conducted by the Pisan scientist. At the top of the column, there is indeed a stylized bronze sun, which with a play of empty and full spaces, creates fascinating contrasts of light and shadow.


Texts by Graziano Magrini

English translation by Victor Beard

Last update 22/gen/2008