With the piece “50 minutes” Maria Savoldi has won the Competition of Sculpture “Antonio Canova” promoted by Guerrieri Rizzardi

Maria Savoldi, 25, of the Academy of Fine Arts in Bologna has won with the work “50 minutes” this fifth edition of the National Sculpture Antonio Canova, promoted by the Veronese winery Guerrieri Rizzardi, the only competition entirely aimed at young talents of the Academies of Italian Fine Arts.

The competition this year has received the support of the Regional Council. In addition to a monetary prize, Maria Savoldi will now hold a solo show at the Museum Gipsoteca of Possagno (Treviso) where in March will be the exhibition of the work of last year’s winner  Michele D’ Agostino.

The jury chaired by Gabriella Belli who heads the foundation of the Civic Museums of Venice, justified the decision saying of the sculptor: “The originality of her research explores the conceptual dimension with extreme sensitivity, knowing reconcile the diversity lightly.” “An award that focuses on art academies, supported by a private company rooted in the fabric and agricultural production, so said Gabriella Belli, who also wanted to dispel the stereotype of narcissus and selfish, af-stopping that” artists are donors of emotions and feelings. ”

The ten finalists, selected from forty participants from various Italian academies and from various parts of Italy, were all present at the awards ceremony, thanked by Maria Cristina Rizzardi, president counsel: “The competition continues on its path , you know the “experts” but, in particular catalyzes around her youth art that we see so passionate and willing to search for opportunities and occasions. ”