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Costantino Nivola - Male figure
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Costantino Nivola - An ancestor of mine, The Ancestors Series.
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Costantino Nivola - Studio for the Olivetti showroom in New York
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Costantino Nivola - The meditation room
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Costantino Nivola - New York
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Costantino Nivola - The pergola-village, vined Orani
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Costantino Nivola - Sketch for the Mutual of Hartford Insurance Company
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Costantino Nivola - Sketch of the Monument to the mason of Orani (building blocks series)
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Costantino Nivola - Beach
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Costantino Nivola - Seneca
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Costantino Nivola - The Unbelievable City
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Costantino Nivola - Beach
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Costantino Nivola - Bed
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Costantino Nivola - Due figure
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Costantino Nivola - Argia dancer
Costantino Nivola - Male figure
Costantino Nivola - An ancestor of mine, The Ancestors Series.
Costantino Nivola - Studio for the Olivetti showroom in New York
Costantino Nivola - The meditation room
Costantino Nivola - New York
Costantino Nivola - The pergola-village, vined Orani
Costantino Nivola - Sketch for the Mutual of Hartford Insurance Company
Costantino Nivola - Sketch of the Monument to the mason of Orani (building blocks series)
Costantino Nivola - Beach
Costantino Nivola - Seneca
Costantino Nivola - The Unbelievable City
Costantino Nivola - Beach
Costantino Nivola - Bed
Costantino Nivola - Due figure
Costantino Nivola - Argia dancer

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The sandcasting technique invented by Nivola made it possible to create relief panels that could be mounted to cover even very large wall surfaces, such as the facade of the Mutual of Hartford Insurance Company, built in 1958 in Hartford, Connecticut, of which the museum preserves the sketch. The sculptures were made with the same material used for the construction of modern buildings, concrete, and with the same carpentry; transported in the formworks used to build them, they could travel with the normal means of transport used on the site and without special insurance conditions. Nivola aimed at a “normalization” of sculpture, which would deprive it of its aura of exceptionality, bringing it closer to everyday life. The work of art, which has become part of common existence, had to contribute to improving society by creating a more harmonious and pleasant environment.

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