Monumento all'Artigliere, Turin

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  • The Monument to the Artillery of Turin, has nothing to envy to any arch of triumph or honorary arch, so much so that I have always liked to call it affectionately: "Arc of Titus". Contrary to what some claim, it does not really have such a trivial or irrelevant location but, on the contrary, it can be said that, at least symbolically, it opens the way to valentino Park, one of the city's largest green areas, varied, elegant and better equipped in Italy; the same predominant colors of the columns and other elements that compose it, seem to want to recall the colors of the flora. Given its shape, this magnificent monument lends itself to observation from several sides, on each of which is placed a bas-relief, an relief or an all-round, in a perfect harmony of the spaces. The bronze sculptures, which adorn the structure, are really interesting and characterized by great expressiveness, especially that of the Alpine with its mule, which carries a howitzer and that evokes one of the saddest and most dramatic moments of the two Great Wars. The cannon placed at the top of the arch, on the side of Corso Vittorio Emanuele II, rather stocky and greened by oxidation, however unthreatening, it seems as if it is still alert and ready to shoot, as if to subtly remind that war is a unfortunately, it is always relevant, as it represents the extreme human outlet of the eternal struggle between Good and Evil. The "unfortunateness" of the Artillery Monument, which probably leads him to be a little underestimated, will probably be due to being along one of the busiest courses in the city, almost at the intersection with another great course, therefore, unless be walking in the immediate vicinity, perhaps you are not so led to contemplate it carefully. In any case, it remains, without a shadow of a doubt, a very important work, both from a historical and artistic point of view.
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  • Other European capitals such as Paris and Turin also owns a triumphal arch, erected in honor to the weapon of artillery, with bronze reliefs of great interest. Many of you have walked past many times, but those who have stopped to watch his amazing particori? The monumental arch to the weapon of artillery also known as "Arch of Triumph" is a triumphal arch located in Turin, at the entrance to the Parco del Valentino, a few metres from Ponte Umberto I. The monument was erected to celebrate the Italian artillery Weapon and inaugurated on 15 August 1930, on the anniversary of the battle of Piave River (1918), an event in which the Piedmontese Corps played a major role for the purposes of victory. The project was given to Pietro Canonica sculptor Torinese expert student of Odoardo Tabacchi, in 1926. The arc has outside four reliefs the bronze inspired other military corps, while in the center of the work is a statue dedicated to Saint Barbara, patron of the bomb squad. Perhaps our Arc de Triomphe is not impressive as that Parisian, but if you pause to look at him you will discover that his charm is still there almost a century after its creation, some kind of hidden and unknown, but ready to be one of the wonders of our city.
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  • Located in the homonymous garden, in the area where once stood the barracks "La Marmora", It is the work of the Turin sculptor Alfredo Bai (Turin * 27 November 1913-Trana + June 1980) author of the famous masterpiece "Christ of the Peaks" (1955) located on the top Balmenhorn at 4167 meters altitude on the massif of Monte Rosa. The monument to the mountain Artilleryman consists of an eagle with outstretched wings overlaying a piece of artillery, both in bronze, placed above a vertical development structure built of stone and exposed bricks. The left side of the monument is built with steps from the asymmetrical levels that visually recall the idea of the ascent in the mountains. On the side, in bronze characters, are listed the military campaigns in which the mountain artillery took part. A bronze plaque bears the inscription: "Our dead are living and commanding" With this phrase we indicate the live support and the ideal thrust that the Gunners who have fallen into war lead to all the Italian fighters today. As well as the exhortation and encouragement to always defend Italy and its people, even in the face of very adverse situations. The mountain artillery was founded in Turin in 1877. To remember in particular the sacrifice of our artillery during the Great War, when they had to bring in the mountains of the heavy pieces of artillery, enduring enormous efforts for the asperity of the Ascent and Suffering the cold of the heights. The flagpole flag of the monument is currently without the Italian tricolor, It would be nice if the Italian flag were always exposed.
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