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Patronage

 

Artist in Residence "Battaglia Artistic Foundry"

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE: BATTAGLIA ARTISTIC FOUNDRY

     

 

FONDERIA ARTISTICA BATTAGLIA

Milan, Italy
www.fonderiabattaglia.com
 

Founded in 1913, in the area of 16th-century Simonetta, by three partners - Ercole Battaglia (former chief of Necchi foundry), Giulio Pogliani (moulder) and Riccardo Frigerio (chiseler) - “Fonderia Battaglia, Pogliani e Frigerio” has always been one of the main Italian artistic foundries.

Since then, in the course of an agitated century, a number of bronze works have been created and are created every day by craftsmen through the ancient tradition of art casting, that is always tightly bound to the history of the protagonists of the time. In the Foundry some sculptures by Lucio Fontana, Marino Marini, Alik Cavaliere, Giacomo Manzù, Floriano Bodini, Francesco Messina, Alighiero and Boetti, Giuseppe Penone, Giò and Arnaldo Pomodoro among others have been created

The process of creating bronze sculptures, little known by most people, goes from the realization of the model in wax, that is the exact copy of the sculptor's model, to the bronze casting that will make the finished sculpture.

The space of the foundry is a real workshop of about 1,500 square metres, subdivided into departments according to the stages of processing the material: it is a work place where every day about twenty artisan casters practice a silent and handmade art, that is extremely precious.

For 100 years (and still today!) in Battaglia culture and technique have melted, in the Reinassance warmth of furnaces and in the sounds of a material that eternally comes alive.

 
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PAST EDITIONS WINNERS ARCHIVE
 
ART RESIDENCY 13.14
 
{gallery}eracle_dartizio{/gallery} Eracle Dartizio (Milan, Italy)
residency period:
June 2014
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"ARTIST IN RESIDENCE" PRIZE

Art residency in Milan for 1 month for 1 artist. The residency includes: accommodation, realization of the project in the historic foundry with assistance during all the execution stages, final exhibition, grant of 300 Euros.

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