41. First Monument to Giovanni Boldini

by Carlo Savonuzzi
Engineer Carlo Savonuzzi built this circular terracotta monument as the first tomb of painter Giovanni Boldini, who expressly wished to be buried in his native Ferrara. Together with his brother Girolamo, Savonuzzi gave a new look to the Ferrara design style of the 1920s and 30s, and completed various major projects, including the Municipal Stadium and the “Alda Costa” elementary School. The monument’s clearly rationalist design is the result of continuous and intense discussions with Boldini’s widow, Emilia Cardona.
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