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Ursula Reuter ChristiansenThe Blue Bridge

Ursula Reuter Christiansen
Denmark (1943)

The Blue Bridge, 2001
iron and glass

The tradition of glass, the gondolas, a multitude of small bridges over the canals: The Blue Bridge uses all the metaphorical elements to connect Venice, which inspired it, to this forest in the heart of the Chianti hills. Or in a simpler but at the same time more universal way, one place to another. Created by the German/Danish artist Ursula Reuter Christiansen, the work is 14 meters long and 2 meters high and is built of iron and 213 blue Italian glass tiles which represents, for the artist, the color of spirituality and in the Italian context refers specifically to paintings by Venetian artists such as Titian, Bellini, Tintoretto, and Veronese.
The idea of transformation recurs in Christiansen’s work in which the motif of a bridge is useful since it physically unites different places, but also metaphorically links people and cultures. Located at the beginning of the Park’s route, The Blue Bridge is therefore a symbol of every visitor’s journey.

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Ursula Reuter Christiansen
Denmark (1943)


Ursula Reuter-Christiansen was born in 1943 in Trier, Germany. In 1969 she moved to Denmark, where she still lives today. She is an artist whose work oscillates between symbolism and mythology, desire and hate, beauty and abysses. In her research she dealt with various media, from painting to cinema, from performance, to ceramics and sculpture. After studying literature in Marburg, Germany, she graduated from the “Academy of Fine Arts” in Duesseldorf under the guidance of Joseph Beyus, also the emerging women’s movement would have a strong influence on her work. From 1992 until 1996 she was professor at the “Academy for Art” in Strasburg, France and from 1997 to 2006 she was professor at the “Royal Danish Academy for Art” for visual arts. She is considered one of the most influential post-war Danish artists and her works have been included in numerous exhibitions around the world. In 2001, together with her husband the composer Henning Christiansen, she represented Denmark at the 49th Venice Biennale and, in 2011 she was awarded the Eckersberg medal, an award given every year by the Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen.



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
53019 Pievasciata - Castelnuovo Berardenga (Si)
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