Essere, Antony Gormley’s sculptures invade Florence
The solo show entitled "Essere" by the contemporary sculptor Antony Gormley, on display at the Galleria degli Uffizi, opens today, February 26.
Antony Gormley is famous for his anthropomorphic sculptures to explore and analyze the relationship between body and space, between full and void, between oxen and light.
The exhibition includes twelve works, some already seen in previous exhibitions, others, however, unpublished as Veer II, which consists of a reproduction of the human nervous system and Breathe that, instead, a large expansion work covered with lead that applies the cosmic principles of the Big Bang to the uniqueness of a body.
But there are also works specifically designed for this space and which, therefore, enter into dialogue with the artistic heritage that Florence offers, such as Another Time, or a pair of human figures, one positioned inside the Museum and looking out of one of the windows overlooking the Ponte Vecchio, and the other fixed on the roof, overlooking Piazza della Signoria from above.
Last but not least is Settlement, a work created in 2005, but which this time creates a special interaction with Bernini’s Sleeping Hermaphroditus.
Antony’s sculptures are a perfect demonstration of how art can evolve, in techniques and materials, but at the same time they are the testimony of the presence of a common thread that connects the whole history of art.