6 December 2019 - 5.30 p.m. book presentation

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Presentation of the volume
Father Costantino Ruggeri - Franciscan artist

Edited by Prof. Maria Antonietta Crippa 

 

 

Pavia, Friday 6 December 2019

Broletto Palace

Fireplace Hall 

5.30 p.m.

interventions by:

Don Umberto BordoniChristian art today
Prof. Paolo CampiglioThe Art of Fr. Constantine Ruggeri
Prof. Maria Teresa MazzilliThe cultural heritage of the Church Father
Father Pasquale GhezziA Franciscan artist

introduced and moderated by Dr. Alessandro Beltrami

Friday 6 December at 17.30 at the Sala del Camino at the Broletto in Paviain Piazza Vittoria, the edited volume 'Father Costantino Ruggeri - Franciscan artist' will be presented, by Prof. Maria Antonietta Crippa.

With this publication the Brother Sun Foundation pays tribute to its founder, great artist figure, Franciscan friar and priest who, in over sixty years of fervent activity, has dedicated himself with commitment and passion to thecontemporary sacred art in its many facets, through artistic research characterised by the joy typical of the Franciscan spirit.

A singular artist active throughout the second half of the 20th century until the beginning of the 21st, he left a legacy - in paintings, sculptures, liturgical furniture and furnishings, stained glass windows and churches - that testifies to his modern dialogue and skilful synthesis between contributions from the artistic avant-gardes of the 20th century and iconographic and symbolic innovations anchored in the Christian tradition.

This book aims to offer an initial historicisation, to which the following chorally contributed: Giorgio Azzoni, Carlo Cavallari, Maria Antonietta Crippa, Mario Favretto, Luigi Leoni, Roberta Manara, Massimo Ravazzano, Carmen Romagnano, Chiara Rovati, Nicoletta Scherillo, Andrea Vaccari, Virtus Zallot, Ferdinando Zanzottera.

The book is published by Silvana Editoriale, with contributions from the Cariplo Foundation and the Community Foundation of the Province of Pavia; it is sponsored by the Municipality of Pavia, the National Office for Ecclesiastical Cultural Heritage and Religious Buildings, the Province of St. Anthony of the Friars Minor, and the Diocese of Pavia; with the collaboration of the Institute for the History of Lombard Art.

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