Federico de Leonardis, Walls III, 2005, Peccioli, Incubatore d’Imprese
From the 1970s to today, the artist has been working on space, placing at the center of his study the tools of manual work: hammers, anvils, nails, gloves, bags of cement, plumb lines, chains, steel cushions used to cut marble in quarries.
The Cushions (Walls III) are remains of what De Leonardis defines as the true modern cathedrals: the marble quarries, where the greatest violence is exercised on nature and on the landscape of nineteenth-century oleographic iconography. Dilator cushions are used to break the blocks of marble through the injection of pressurized water, which generated their particular shape.
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