The Resurrection (Fazzini)
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The Resurrection (La Resurrezione) is an 800-quintal (80 metric ton) bronze/copper-alloy sculpture by Pericle Fazzini in the Paul VI Audience Hall in Rome. Intended to capture the anguish of 20th century mankind living under the threat of nuclear war, La Resurrezione depicts Jesus rising from a nuclear crater in the Garden of Gethsemane.
The sculpture's dimensions are 66 ft × 23 ft × 10 ft (20.1 m × 7.0 m × 3.0 m). The commission for the work was ordered by Count Galeassi in 1965; casting began at the Michelucci Art Foundry in Pistoia in 1972; the final sketch was produced in 1975; and the work was completed and inaugurated on September 28, 1977.
- Gambardella, Carmine & al. "[www.fonderianolana.com/?wpdmact=process&did=MS5ob3RsaW5r La Resurrezione by Pericle Fazzini in the Aula Paolo VI at the Vatican: The restoration of contemporary art by sacred multi-disciplinary dimensions]". Accessed 29 Apr 2014.
- "For us every statue is a prayer". L’Osservatore Romano. 19 Sept 2012. Accessed 29 Apr 2014.
- Associated Press. "Fazzini Dies; Sculptor, 74". Schenectady Gazette, 4 Dec 1987. Accessed 29 Apr 2014.
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