Holy Art

Portal of the church San Giovanni Bosco, Bolzano

Portale parrocchia San Giovanni Bosco, Bolzanobronzo 1986

Portal of the church San Giovanni Bosco, Bolzano
bronze 1986

During the work of renovation of the church it was announced a competition for the realization of the portal.

To realize the sketch, Mauro Baldessari decides to live for a time in the neighborhood of the Church and to collect the atmospheres and the stories of one of the most populated areas of Bolzano, characterized by a varied geographical origin of the inhabitants

The project, deep-rooted in the history of the community, it is chosen by the Selection Committee.

Portale parrochia San Giovanni Bosco, Bolzanobronzo 1986

Portal of the church San Giovanni Bosco, Bolzano
bronze 1986

The portal represents a disintegrated population that rediscovers in the church, in the sense of community of men, a new aggregation

The community grows in brotherhood around the Eucharist (lower part of the portal).

In the death and resurrection of Christ, the Christian community expressed the hope of its fulfillment (top right of the portal).

Portale parrochia San Giovanni Bosco, Bolzanobronzo 1986

Portal of the church San Giovanni Bosco, Bolzano
bronze 1986

The population, coming from different places, rediscover the sense of community in building a place of worship, which is the bell tower (top left of the portal).