Arte in the street: Igor Mitoraj (2006)

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Vigo: Arte in the street: Igor Mitoraj (2006)

In November-December 2006 in the streets Vigo tube twenty-two giant bronze sculptures in the exhibition of Polish artist Igor Mitoraj "Art on the street. Igor Mitoraj in Vigo"

The distribution of works responded to the signs of the artist, which aimed to transform the urban landscape and establish a strong common empathy with those who observasen. Among the sites chosen were the squares of the Constitution and of the Princess and Prince streets, Reconquista and Areal.

Igor Mitoraj has starred in numerous art exhibitions and interventions in the street, with his work recovering the spirit of the art of Greece, Rome and the great masters of Renaissance sculpture. His enigmatic images of gods, heroes and mythological figures took to the streets of Vigo thanks to an initiative of the Social Work "A Caixa".

The show went through several cities in Spain. It was in Granada, Valencia, Palma de Mallorca, Seville, Madrid and Barcelona.

Igor was born in Oederan Mitoraj (now Germany) in 1944, but soon moved with his family from Poland, Krakow. He studied at the School of Art and the Art Academy of Krakow with the painter, set designer and playwright Tadeusz Kantor, and continued his studies at the National School of Art in Paris.Your stay in Mexico for a year changed his painting for sculpture. He returned to France after a trip to Carrara (Italy), was "converted" to marble as the main, still work in terracotta and bronze. Since 1983 he decided to move to Italy and set up his studio in the Tuscan town of Pietrasanta. Highlights in his career participating in 1986 in the Venice Biennale.

The sculptor has shown its enormous sculptures in various European cities, starring in numerous art exhibitions and interventions in the street, as the Tuileries in Paris, Rome, or London's Canary Wharf Square.

With his work, Mitoraj about recovering the spirit of art of Greece and Rome, and of the great masters of the Renaissance sculpture. His figures are inspired by history and mythology, but interpreted from a contemporary perspective.

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