Author: Maria Giovanna Abbate
Material: shiny silver resin
Available in various formats, in various materials and different sizes and color variants, the work represents a contemporary restyling of the bust of the Patron Saint which manages to combine the Pop Art soul of the Neapolitan atelier Le Voci di Dentro with the traditional form of the fourteenth-century bust. The work is by Maria Giovanna Abbate, winner of the first edition. of the scholarship “San Gennaro. A Saint. A people. His new face” in collaboration with the School of Sculpture of the Academy of Fine Arts in Naples.
“The reference from which I started is the miracle of San Gennaro - said the artist - and the correspondence with one of the most ancient Christian symbols, the pelican, whose beak curved towards its chest to feed its young, led to to believe that even the animal ripped open its chest to give them nourishment with its own blood. In alchemical symbols, however, the Pellicano indicates the flask, used in the coobation of a liquid”.