Finding Sculpture beneath the Tuscan Hills

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Giovanna D'Arco (Joan of Arc)

Only a half hour bus ride from Prato and you find yourself in this serene oasis of sculpture. The peaceful setting wrapped in the green, Carmigano Hills of Seano, provides a wonderful stage for these bronze masterpieces.
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The Quinto Martini Sculpture Park was opened in 1988 two years before the artist’s death at age 82.

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With the 36 sculptures installed here it represents one of the largest outdoor sculpture museums exhibiting just one artist.

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Ragazza col Sacco (Girl with Sack)

These works were created over six decades and illuminate a lifetime of human conditions.

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Ragazza Seanese Dormente (Sleeping Girl from Seano)

Expressive modes range from representative portraitures to stylized metaphors.

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Natura (Nature)

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Paterno (Fatherhood)

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Medicante (Beggar)

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What a wonderful legacy and cultural jewel. I am both humbled and inspired. The day we visited local residents pushed strollers, biked, picnicked and one mother appeared to be helping her son with homework. All living what Martini captured in bronze.
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About Babs

I consider myself a narrative artist, fascinated by the uniqueness of our human experience. Sculpture has enabled me to capture endless stories. I’m particularly seduced by the tangible qualities of Clay. Process and product are equally irresistible to me.
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