The unsuspected lightness of metal

The hand that smoothes, the wax models, the fire for melting, the pouring of the incandescent metal and welding of the sculpture. The art of bronze is a fusion of materials, times, spaces and skilful gestures. This tour takes visitors inside the Museum of "Cera Persa" in the Fonderie Battaglia foundry, where they breathe the old knowledge of a primordial yet refined art that in the last century was still attracting artists of the calibre of Marino Marini, Giacomo Manzù, Lucio Fontana, Giuseppe Penone and Arnaldo Pomodoro. Working alongside the maestros in the Fonderia, they created works on show in Milan, Venice, Washington, Canberra, Hanover, Sendai, Tripoli and Buenos Aires, redefining the image and character of these cities. We continue our visit through the streets of Milan, admiring monuments by Giannino Castiglioni and Arnaldo Pomodoro produced here in the Fonderia. We discover how the centuries-old knowhow of bronze becomes a language for new visions in the future.


Approved by Cologni Foundation for the Métiers d’Art

Photo courtesy: Fonderia Artistica Battaglia

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by Elesta in collaboration with Shana Forlani

After working at museums in Madrid, Chicago, Venice and Turin, she founded Trend and Tradition to best show off the legacy of Italian artistic design abroad.


Photo by Emanuela Colombo, Beatrice Costa, Elisabetta Gavazzi, Elena Artoni, Rossano Valeri

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