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Meeting with the Ambassador of Colombia to the Holy See


Presentation of the new mosaic for the Vatican Gardens – Our Lady of the Rosary of Chiquinquirá

Verona, 21/05/2021

An important meeting has been held today at our workshop. We welcomed Dr. Jorge Mario Eastman, ambassador of Colombia to the Holy See, together with Fr. Orlando Rueda. After many months of isolation, being unable to receive as usual our clients in our studio, we were very excited to meet them. The aim of the visit was to check the progress of the mosaic Our Lady of the Rosary of Chiquinquirá commissioned by the Embassy of Colombia to the Holy See. This mosaic is part of a large-scale project conceived several years ago, for which our studio has already created many Marian theme mosaics for foreign Embassies to the Holy See.





Ambassador of Colombia to the Holy See

Dr. Jorge Mario Eastman (Ambassador of Colombia to the Holy See),
Fr. Orlando Rueda and Master Albano Poli

Master Albano Poli and Fr. Orlando Rueda

Master Albano Poli and Fr. Orlando Rueda

Saint Anthony of Padua and Our Lady of the Rosary of Chiquinquirá

A section of the mosaic in progress, Saint Anthony of Padua and Our Lady of the Rosary of Chiquinquirá

The ambassador of the Republic of Colombia to the Holy See

The ambassador of the Republic of Colombia to the Holy See, Dr. Jorge Mario Eastman




Our Lady Of The Rosary Of Chiquinquirá



The Mosaic of Our Lady of the Rosary of Chiquinquirá depicts the most ancient Marian theme painting of Colombian art from the colonial period. Dated back to 1560, it was commissioned by the Spanish Dominican friars who aimed at making it become the emblem of the Sanctuary of Chiquinquirá, a town in the Andes region at 2700 m altitude, in order to instill the faith among the indigenous and the settlers communities. This subject has played a key role in the history of religious art since it is considered to be the origin of the new iconographic depiction of the Virgin of the Rosary. The Virgin is represented with a majestic rosary of coral while holding the Infant. She is surrounded by Saint Anthony of Padua and Saint Andrew with the elements that respectively identify their iconographies: the Franciscan habit with the three knots and the saltire. The Virgin of the Rosary is today the Queen and Patron Saint of Colombia.



Some phases of production






















Photogallery



The delegation of Colombia at the studio “Progetto Arte Poli”


The arrival of the delegation of Colombia


The ambassador Dr. Jorge Mario Eastman with Paolo Poli


Master Albano Poli shows some phases of production of artistic glass panels to the ambassador of Colombia


Paolo Poli illustrates to the delegation of Colombia the preparation of 1:1 scale templates


Ivan Marsura, director of Galleria Arte Poli, with the ambassador of Colombia Dr. Eastman


Andrea Mezzetti, manager at Progetto Arte Poli, with the ambassador of Colombia Dr. Jorge Mario Eastman. On the background, the Crucifix of San Damiano in glass


The delegation of Colombia talking with the mosaic master


Our Lady of the Rosary of Chiquinquirà


Fr. Orlando Rueda observing the phases of gilding (24k gold leaf) technique


Paolo Poli showing the etching technique


Fr. Orlando Rueda with master Albano Poli


The delegation of Colombia in the stone sculpture sector
Mosaico

The technique



A mosaic can be geometrical or decorative, abstract or figurative, traditional or inlay. Its compositional nature makes it suitable for innumerable design applications. While in ancient times it was used for rather functional than aestetichal purposes, it is nowadays one of the most requested techniques in our workshop. In fact it is suitable for every project: portraits, temathic representations or decorations of architectural elements.

Some phases of production

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