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Federica Marangonirainbow crash

Federica Marangoni
italy (1940)

rainbow crash, 2003
corten steel and glass

The encounter between nature and artifice is one of the themes of this glass, neon and iron sculpture. Federica Marangoni was one of the first Italian artists to create multimedia representations and works using televisions, films and videos since the Seventies and new materials such as glass. The latter was one of her favorite materials, due to “its ephemeral presence, transparency, fragility”. This fragility is strongly expressed in this work which suggests how nature is frequently destroyed in the name of technological progress and consumerism.
The use of eight colors, instead of the natural seven, serves to remind us that this is not intended to be a representation of natural phenomena, but that it is a work of art based on the transformation of beauty into fragments of raw materials. The sensation of the dynamic energy and motion of “shattering” is underlined by the penetration of the glass glow through the upper section of the pillar, followed by a downward movement towards the shards at the base. In common with many other works in the Park and with the new sculptural language of the 20th century, Rainbow Crash refers to nature and culture rather than heroic deeds and uses industrial materials, normally found in popular rather than artistic contexts.

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Federica Marangoni
italy (1940)


Federica Marangoni was born in Padova, Italy in 1940. She attended the Academy of Fine Arts in 1965. She began exhibiting her painting works at the 53rd collective exhibition of the Bevilacqua La Masa Foundation-Opera, a historic Venetian institution for the promotion of young artists.

Between the years 1966/68 she made a decisive formal change, moving from painting towards three-dimensional works. Neon and glass will play a fundamental role in her artistic production. Marangoni has also presented works of considerable size, not only in Italy, but also in the United States, Japan, Germany and Switzerland.



By paved road from Siena, take the SP408 to Ponte a Bozzone. Turn left at the church and follow the signs for Pievasciata / Sculpture Park. We are about 15 km from Siena.


The walk round the Park is about 1,5 km and it is suitable for baby buggies and wheelchair users. Upon request we offer a tour of the Park in an electric buggy for those with mobility issues. Contact us for further information.


Open every day (including Sundays and holidays) from 10am to 6pm. Last entry one hour before closing.

Tickets: €10 adults | € 5 reduced – under 18 yrs | Free 0-4 yrs

Booking is not necessary. The Chianti Sculpture Park APP – available for free on Apple Store and Google Play Store – is an excellent audio guide!


Groups of more than 12 people are asked to book entry in advance, to facilitate organisation.

Guided tours are available in Italian and English upon reservation.


The visit to the Park lasts an hour and a half on average and it is absolutely suitable for children! Our four-legged friends are welcome providing they are kept on a lead and any ‘deposits’ are removed! The park does not have a restaurant, but we will be happy to recommend some restaurants that can be reached by car in a few minutes. A picnic area is available.

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Strada provinciale 9, 48
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