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Nolli's Orders

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© Courtesy of the artist & The Akron Art Museum
Nolli's Orders

One South High
Akron, Ohio 44308
November 23rd, 2013 - April 13th, 2014
Opening: November 23rd, 2013 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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DESCRIPTION

Kent State University graduate Diana Al-Hadid’s monumental sculpture Nolli’s Orders intermingles landscape, architecture and the human figure. Hovering between architectural ruin and figurative sculpture, the thirteen-foot high sculpture is constructed of steel, polymer gypsum, fiberglass, wood, foam and paint. Nolli’s Orders was inspired by sources ranging from Italian and Northern Renaissance painting to Gothic architecture and Hellenistic sculpture. Its title refers to the eighteenth century Italian architect and surveyor Giambattista Nolli, who is known for the iconic map of Rome that he completed in 1748. Al-Hadid was born in 1981 in Aleppo Syria and currently lives and works in New York City.