Statues - Hither & Thither

Pisa (prov.)


Piazza Martiri della libertà 33  
(Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna)


In Greek mythology Sisyphus, king of Ephyra, was punished for his self-aggrandizing craftiness and deceitfulness by being forced to roll an immense boulder up a hill, only to watch it come back to hit him, repeating this action for eternity
Anna Chromý

Pisa /  Sisyphus   Pisa /  Sisyphus


Sculpture of three figures on wheels, named 'Sisyphus'. Riccardo Varaldo describes it as follows:

The openness to all innovations, one of main features of the Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, has become part of Anna Chromy's art. Her creation Sisyphus 2004 is clear evidence of it. Sisyphus is no longer alone in bearing the punishment inflicted by the gods for having dared to deceive death itself, he shares the burden in profound solidarity with another two creatures. The wheels the figures are pedaling on become a symbol of a voyage towards the unknown which is not, contrary to the myth, devoid of all hope.


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Location (N 43°43'14" - E 10°24'9")

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Item Code: itto010; Photograph: 7 May 2017
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