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Cinque sculture, Cinque continenti

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Do our political leaders share the vision of a better world captured by Maurizio Toffoletti?

Reproduced below are the words typed on a single sheet of paper at the centre of this simple and provocative display challenging those who approach the EU Parliament in the heart of Brussel.

Cinque sculture, Cinque continenti uniti da una tensione e all’armonia e alla solidità, interconnessi in un mirabile gioco di equilibri e di luce

Cosi, la ricerca dello scultore Maurizio Toffoletti esprime il suo ideale di pace, una sintesi virtuosa di realtà e vocazione.

Un lavoro che iscrive nella materia dura e nobile del marmo i valori della comune e pacfica convivenza.

E’ il modo in cui il contenuto forte ma sobrio dell’artista leccese comunica l’afflato universale verso un mondo migliore.

Verso un nuovo umanesimo, che nella sua scultura dalle forme scultoree aerodinamiche ed evocative, incarna la rappresentazione dall’alto del progetto di città universale.

Un luogo che, sulle orme raffinate del pensiero di Italo Calvino delle “Città Invisibili”, riceve la sua forma “dal deserto dello spirito cui si oppose”.

Five sculptures, Five continents tied by a tension to harmony and stability, interconnected in an enchanting game of balance and light.

Thus, the research of the sculpture, Maurizio Toffoletti, expresses his ideal of peace, a virtuous synthesis of reality and vocation.

It is a masterpiece that seals in the hard and noble material of marble the values of common and peaceful coexistence.

In this way the powerful but austere contribution of the Leccese artist conveys to the viewers the universal inspiration towards a better world.

It is a genuine quest towards a new humanism, that strives to give shape to the aerial representation of the Universal City through aerodynamic and evocative sculptural lines.

It is an ideal site which gradually takes shape and form “from the desert of the spirit that it opposes” as remarked by the refined writer Italo Calvino in the “Invisible Cities”.

Cinq scupltures, Cinq continents unis par une tension à l’harmonie et à la solidité, qui sont interconnectés dans un magnifique jeu d’équilibre et de lumiere.

Ainsi, la recherche du scuplteur Maurizio Toffoletti exprime son idéal de paix, une synthèse vertueuse de réalité et vocation.

Un travail qui inscrit dans le matériau dur et noble du marbre les valeurs de la coexistence commune et pacifique.

C’est ainsi que le contenu simple mais puissant de l’artiste originaire de Lecce traduit l’inspiration universelle vers un monde meilleur.

Vers un nouvel humanisme, qui incarne, dans ses scupltures aérodynamiques et évocatrices, la représentation en perspective du project de Ville Universelle.

Un lieu qui, sur les traces de la penseé raffinée de “Villes Invisibles” d’Italo Calvino, doit sa forme au “désert de l’esprit auquel il s’oppose”.

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