Nella pagina a fronte: opera di Sara Di Domenico. On the opposite page: work by Sara Di Domenico. In questa pagina, dall’alto e da sinistra: opere di Patrizia Santoro, Ilaria Rizzi, Vincenzina Della Corte e Roberta Angeli. On this page, left and clockwise: works by Patrizia Santoro, Ilaria Rizzi, Vincenzina Della Corte and Roberta Angeli.
From Mastroianni onwards
In February this year Villa Comunale in Frosinone hosted an exhibition involving a renowned sculptor and an Academy of Fine Arts. Fondazione Umberto Mastroianni at Arpino promoted the event. Medals in fine arts and the art of creating medals are both regarded as “children of a lesser god”. Numismatics virtually considers them to be veritable works of art. Medal and the art of medals have ancient origins, taking on different qualities and meanings through time. Dino Patroni is a renowned artist both in Italy and abroad. He has devoted his successful a multi-awarded career to medal engraving and to a remarkable teaching activity, teaching the students attending the Academy of Fine Arts of Frosinone the art of designing, moulding and decorating art medals. Art historian and Director of Fondazione Umberto Mastroianni Floriano De Santi sponsored the event. With reference to the young white hopes exhibiting the works created from 2002 to 2004 under Patroni’s supervision, he wrote: “… the small events connected both with the figurative and non figurative process exemplify the symbolic presence of the artist inside his works. Hence, the value-sign of his work is not semantic, acting instead as an intrinsic quality, as a sign-symbol, as the factuality of art and sculpture”. The young artists displayed their works together with a number of works by Mastroianni, whose art epitomizes his ability to create monumentality and movement within small-scale works of art.
Italian Magazine about crafts