Friday, May 23, 2014

Palazzo d'Italia Art - Rockefeller Center, NY, NY

Palazzo d'Italia

GPS: N40° 45.525; W073° 58.630
Short Description:

The Palazzo d'Italia is located at 626 Fifth Avenue between West 49th and West 50th Streets.

Long Description:
The Immigrant
Giacomo Manzu

The Immigrant was moved from the Fifth Avenue side of the Palazzo d'Italia to it's present location on the southwest side. The 6.5'  by 3' bronze bas-relief sculpture depicts a mother, resting on her journey, and holding her child. Her possessions are in a bundle hanging in the upper right.

Giacomo Manzu

This is a version of the original panel with fascist symbolism omitted. This high-relief sculpture has ITALIA in bold font above an arrangement of grapevines and wheat stalks. 

Four Periods in Italian History
Leo Lentelli

This original work is located on the roofline of the Palazzo d'Italia. The sculptures represent the Roman Era (upper left), Renaissance (upper right), Unification of Italy (lower right), the then current Fascist Regime (lower left).

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