Fontaine du dialogue
Gualtiero Busato (b. 1941), Fontaine du dialogue [Fountain of Dialogue], patinated bronze, 1989
The sculpture, which is almost 2 metres high, was commissioned for Vivaldi Square in December 1989. Made of lost-wax bronze with a gold leaf patina, it depicts two figures talking to each other on a column decorated with sculpted motifs.
Born in 1941 in Civitavecchia (Rome), Gualtiero Busato moved with his family to Paris in 1949. Introduced to the art of sculpture by his father, a renowned art founder, he developed a very free, baroque and restless personal artwork, in which figures are perpetually on the run from their destiny. Some of his artwork can be found at the Museum of Modern Art in Madrid and at the Centre Georges Pompidou. In 2001, his artwork was awarded the Simone and Cino del Duca Foundation Sculpture Prize.
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