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Monumental nativity scene

Last photo of this one of a kind artwork.
The work made in terracotta, wood and papier-mâché by the master of crib art Mario Agrestini will be open to the public at the Auditorium della Stella in Spoleto until January 14, 2022.
The nativity scene, the result of over 40 years of work, reconstructs the ancient peasant world, interacts between painting and sculpture and is unique in its construction and size.
The clothing of the characters is partly hand-woven and partly originally from Jordan, as well as all the accessories of both the characters and the animals present.
Mario Agrestini, born in Monterosi in the province of Viterno in 1943, is a retired former Rai production manager. He started his artistic career at a very young age, proposing a simple and archaic painting in his forms. "I have always loved crib art, instilled in my family since I was a child. My passion was born as a child, having always built cribs in the parish. One day, out of devotion, I visited the Church of the Madonna della Quercia in Viterbo, where an old life-size Renaissance nativity scene remained in a small chapel. From there was born the desire to abandon the small cribs to build one of human size ".

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  • Copyright: Silvio Sorcini (Silvio1953) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 19867 W: 130 N: 42015] (221525)
  • Genre: Plaatsen
  • Medium: Kleur
  • Date Taken: 2021-12-22
  • Belichting: f/0.1, 30 Seconden
  • Fotoversie: Originele versie
  • Date Submitted: 2021-12-28 1:13
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