Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Loop: One Financial Place Plaza [ San Marco II - by Ludovico De Luigi ]

San Marco II ..
Sculptor: Ludovico De Luigi ..
Description: 1986, Bronze, H 9 ft.
Purchased by Financial Place Corporation ..
Location: One Financial Place Plaza,
440 S. LaSalle St ..

De Luigi conveyed a sense of motion by capturing the horse in mid-stride. Deeply incised lines emphasize the animal’s musculature, implying great power and virility.

The inspiration for Ludovico de Luigi’s San Marco II came from a set of 11th century sculptures of four horses that grace the facade of St. Mark’s Basilica on the Piazza San Marco in Venice, Italy. By adding idealized characteristics, the artist illustrates the historic association of horses with strength and progress.

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