Vittorio Corsini, Font, 1995, glass, Peccioli, former jail of Palazzo Pretorio
The installation Font is located in the former jail of Palazzo Pretorio and it is visible through three openings in the floor of the entrance hall of the palace. The work consists of thirteen blue demijohns, deprived of their usual wicker baskets, mid-air suspended and tilted downwards, with their openings leaning toward as many glass bowls in the same color. Font combines the peasant winemaking tradition with symbolic and mystical meanings, even with mysterious suggestions, evoked also by the ancient underground, used in the past as a jail. The mysticism of the work recalls religious meanings: the cellar-font makes you think of the baptismal water and of the blood of Christ.
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