The fountain that the Master Luigi Ontani donated to the city of Vergato.
Made of marble and bronze, the work creates a fascinating association between art and territory, recalling the figures of classical mythology. The Faun symbolises the river Reno, the Cupid Love of Art the Vergatello torrent and the majestic Triton represents the Apennines, as the mountain chain holding the water. The Giant is placed on the egg, which refers to the fabulous "Montovolo", spiral circuit originating from the snake "Auroboros".
Luigi Ontani, painter, sculptor and photographer, was born in Vergato. After studying at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bologna, he began exhibiting at the end of the '60s and '70s with the "tableaux vivants", live performances and as a "pose" of life-size photographs, as a citation of the Museum and of the Commedia dell'Arte.
He has exhibited in several museums and national and international exhibition spaces, from the Guggenheim (New York) to the Kunstverein (Frankfurt), the SMAK (Ghent), the Kunsthalle (Berne), Capodimonte (Naples), the Serpentine (London) and in biennials from Venice to Sidney. The last solo exhibition is of 2017, at the San Luca Academy in Rome.
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