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Poetic Licence?

10 May 2022

 

Italy has another row over a statue of a woman, this time in the southern town of Sapri. It's a bronze statue by Stifano, with only the suggestion of clothing, supposedly to honour a 19th Century poem  The sculpture is allegedly a tribute to Luigi Mercantini's 1857 poem, La Spigolatrice di Sapri (The Gleaner of Sapri), about a military encounter.

Congresswoman Laura Boldrini said the statue was "an offense to women and to the history it should celebrate". She and other female politicians are calling for its removal.

 


https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-58723918