L’Arlecchino – Augusto Murer
“Arlecchino”, (Harlequin) a wooden sculpture by Augusto Murer (size cm50x60x190). The range of sculptures dedicated to the Venetian mask stands out as a virtual world parallel to the enchanted and fairytale universe of teenagers. Murer (Falcade, May 21st, 1922 – Padua, June 11th, 1985), a sculptor, a painter and a partisan, was one of the most significant Italian artists in the second half of the twentieth century, whose main creative production was focused both on civil topics as well as on the search of the very deep meaning of the human experience. He loved wood because he used to say: “the forest is my native land where roots, trees and stones blend together in such a natural tangle as to look like the sunrise of creation. Wood has always affected my sculpture in a happy way; tree trunks have always embodied and spoken for all other forms of life, as depicted in their peculiar vigorous knots, their veins rich in sap and lifeblood, and their hands striving upwards in a cry for freedom”.
Other sculptures by the same author are exhibited at the hotel: the wooden “Piccolo Pescatore” (Little Fisherman) (55x55x88) (breakfast room) and the bronze “Ragazza al Mare” (Girl at Sea), 1962 (entrance to the restroom, floor -1).