Artworks

Reggio Emilia

Whirls and Twirls 1 - Sol LeWitt

The work Whirls and Twirls 1, designed by Sol LeWitt for the ceiling vault of the eighteenth-century reading hall of the Panizzi Library forms a part of the extensive series of Wall Drawings painted directly on wall surfaces in an attempt to achieve complete integration between art and architecture.

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Less Than - Robert Morris

The originally medieval Cloister complex of San Domenico hosts the work entitled Less Than, designed by Robert Morris in 2005 for the silent and secret Small Cloister.

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The Araba Fenice - Luciano Fabro

At the heart of the colonnade that forms the entrance to this imposing neoclassical building is the Araba Fenice column, designed by Luciano Fabro in 2005 and made of Iranian gold-coloured travertine marble.

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Dance of planets and stars - Eliseo Mattiacci

The opening of Eliseo Mattiacci’s work took place June 10, 2006 in the former Lombardini foundry, now the premises of the National Foundation of the Aterballetto Ballet Company.

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Guercino The Crucifixion (1624-25) Basilica della Ghiara

In the Church Basilica B.V. della Ghiara is the big altarpiece made by Giovanni Francesco Barbieri, also known as Guercino (1591-1666).

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Evolution of talent - FRANCO REGGIANI

The sculpture, made in 1979, depicts basic parts of seven different race cars.

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Marco Gerra's sculpture

The sculpture, abstract work of art, is 10 metres high and weighs 90 quintals. It is composed of eight parts - geometric shapes - soldered and varnished in orange, black and white.

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Tricolour Roundabout

Sculpture made from a model by Marco Gerra (1925-2000), placed on the roundabout at the west entrance of the town.

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Pesce fuor d'acqua

This artwork by the sculptor Giovanni Menada, contains a clear warning for all of us, starting from its name : "Fish outside Water"

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Spring Sculpture

In the middle of the roundabout is the marmoreal sculpture called "Spring", which is dedicated to water resources. It has been made by scupltor Luca Prandini, and the sponsor is Conad supermarket

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Concordi Monument

An archaeological find from the Roman era, the "Monumento ai Concorsi", has been placed in the gardens, a funeralsepulchre found in Boretto, with a bust of Caio Concordio I and his family.

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Group of sculptures in St. John the Evangelist

Terracotta polychrome group from the fourteen hundreds depicting the Passion of Christ. With the exception of the Christ figure from the 1600s, the work can be attributed to Guido Mazzoni.

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Mosaic in the crypt of the Cathedral

A wonderful piece of art made of stone, its origins going back to ancient Roman Empire, this mosaic depicts many different scenes from mitology, with dancers, animald and geometrical decorations.

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Bibbiano

The Three Graces

The Three Graces by Vasco Montecchi, important artist of Reggio Emilia, is exposed in front of the Municiaplity seat.

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Correggio

Former St. Sebastian Hospital

Old town hospital of the infirm, which building was promoted in the 17th century by the confraternity of St. Sebastian

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The Redeemer - Andrea Mantegna

Tempera on canvas, 55x43 cm 1493 - Signed and dated - Provenance: previously belonged to the Congregazione di Carità

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Guastalla

Statue of Ferrante I Gonzaga

Standing in the main town square of Piazza Mazzini is the bronze statue of Ferrante I Gonzaga, an imposing monument that dominates the square itself and Via Gonzaga.

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Rubiera

Altarpiece dedicated to San Rocco

The Oratory of the Santissima Annunziata (Our Lady of the Assumption) in Rubiera has an altar and altarpiece dedicated to San Rocco, the 14th-century saint believed to provide protection from the plague.

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Altarpiece by Giacomo Bolognini

Altarpiece painted in the eighteenth century, it has been restored in 1996/97, and during restoration works it was ascertained to be a big canvas of Giacomo Bolognini

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Scandiano

War Memorial

In the Parco della Resistenza (Resistance Park), behind the cinema, you can admire a number of artworks by Italian and foreign artists.

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Statue of Lazzaro Spallanzani

The statue dedicated to Lazzaro Spallanzani was unveiled during a ceremony held on 12th November 1888, attended by the local authorities and leading national and international figures from the scientific world.

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Bridge over the Tresinaro river

The bridge was opened in 1858 by Duke Francis V and Vincenzo Mattioli, the last mayor of Scandiano to be appointed by the Dukes of the House of Este.

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Art Nouveau style building

This 19th-century building (originally intended for public use) was embellished by a decorative layout with cement bas-reliefs representing scenes of country life, set into the twin pilasters and small balcony over the entrance.

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