"The song of life"
The art of terracotta for the nativity
Friday 7 December - Basilica of Santo Spirito
18.00 Mass, 6.45 pm Presentation and concert The Augustinian Community of Florence is pleased to invite you to the inauguration of the terracotta work of the master Marcello Aversa "The song of life" . Made especially for this occasion, Vita semper vincit is a tree of life in terracotta , made up of eighty thousand pieces and two meters high and thirty seven centimeters . Interpreting in an original way the ancient tradition of the "Easter Nativity", along its vertical development the work narrates episodes of the history of Salvation , with scenes taken from the Old and New Testaments: from the creation of Adam and Eve to original sin , from the Annunciation, to the birth of Jesus, to his passion and death, to the resurrection. Vita semper vincit will be exhibited in the Sagrestia del Sangallo of the Basilica of Santo Spirito, in Florence, in a silent dialogue with Michelangelo's Crucifix, a youthful masterpiece of the Renaissance master. Inside the Basilica, moreover thirty other works by Marcello Aversa will be placed , also in terracotta, dedicated to the Annunciation, the Nativity and the Adoration of the Magi. Marcello Aversa (Sant'Agnello, Naples, 1966) is the most original heir of the eighteenth-century Neapolitan tradition: he made the figure his miniature, to better respond to the One who infinitely chooses to become infinitely small, to the Creator who it's a creature. The microcosm of Aversa is an invitation to research, to marvel in step (or rather to look) slow, to dwell on those details that require time and that otherwise escape. His characters have dimensions ranging from eight millimeters to ten centimeters in height, and inhabit a scenario modeled in a single block of clay, baked in the oven at almost one thousand degrees. The exhibition is promoted by Fondazione Crocevia and Basilica di Santo Spirito . Preparation by Studio 2G with Siram's technical sponsorship. Marcello Aversa The song of life Basilica and Sacristy of Santo Spirito Piazza Santo Spirito, 30 - Florence 8 December 2018 - 2 February 2019 Inauguration Friday 7 December 2018 18.00 Holy Mass at 6.45 pm Presentation and concert Visiting hours of the Basilica Feriali: 10-13 / 15-18 Holidays: 11.30-13.30 / 15-18 Information www.basilicasantospirito.it e-mail: email@example.com phone: 3336111844 www.fondazionecrocevia.it