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Il Mazzocchio di Ben Jakober e Jannick Vu - Provincia di Prato

Mazzocchio by Ben Jakober and Yannick Vu

Contemporary art in Prato

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This sculpture by Ben Jakober and Yannick Vu is located in Prato near Porta Frascati in Via Pomeria.

Created between 1993-94 from a large steel tube, this sculpture is part of a series that is inspired by drawings of two great Tuscan masters of the Renaissance: Leonardo da Vinci and, even more, Paolo Uccello, to whom the name refers. The series reproduces these artists' complex construction system upon which the theory of perspective was applied, in a large scale in industrial materials.

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