(ANSA) – MILAN, 09 FEB – The first sculpture on public land in Italy dedicated to a scientist will be created in Milan.
The work, which portrays the famous astrophysicist Margherita Hack, whose centenary is the centenary of her birth this year, will be installed in June in Largo Richini, in a portion of the garden opposite the entrance to the State University.
The bronze monument was created by the Bolognese Daniela Olivieri aka Sissi, an artist who currently teaches at the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence, already winner of numerous international awards, chosen by a special jury after a competition of ideas launched from the Deloitte Foundation, Casa degli Artisti and the Municipality of Milan, in which 8 Italian and international artists participated.
The sculpture, entitled ‘Physical gaze’, represents Margherita Hack intent on observing the stars as she emerges from a vortex depicting the galaxy. Astrophysics is represented as she raises her arms to the sky, simulating a telescope, an emblematic gesture that invites her to discovery and imagination and declares that determination and tenacity that allowed her to emerge in a scientific world dominated by male figures. (HANDLE).