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253. cisnetto olivera ◊

Ginormous. No other word can describe the guardian angel watching over the entrance of the Cisnetto Olivera tomb. Easily standing three meters tall, the statue’s height is even more imposing viewed from the narrow walkways of the cemetery:

Cisnetto Olivera, Recoleta Cemetery

Artist José F.M. Garzia’s signature is equally large:

Cisnetto Olivera, Recoleta Cemetery

Cherubs floating in the heavens decorate the door:

Cisnetto Olivera, Recoleta Cemetery

Cisnetto Olivera, Recoleta Cemetery

Biographical data is oddly absent… any info would be appreciated!

Update (02 Oct 2011): After a recent trip to San Miguel de Tucumán, I discovered that the bronze urns & light fixtures surrounding the Casa de Gobierno were designed by José F.M. Garzia as well:

Argentina, San Miguel de Tucumán, Casa de Gobierno, José F.M. Garzia

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4 Comments

  1. Raul

    I’m sorry. The authors of the sculptures of these grave are: Luis Fontana and Juan Scarabelli from Rosario, Provincia de Santa Fé, Argentina. The signature that you show here is from the from the smelter José J. M. Garzía.
    Best regards.

  2. Gracias Raúl! Así que la firma no es del artista… interesante. Me podés mandar más datos sobre Fontana y Scarabelli? Cómo sabés que hicieron la tumba de Olivera? Me encantaría incluir más info. Saludos!

  3. Gracias Silvia por tu aporte!!! La bóveda en la foto es muuuuy parecida a la de Olivera. La única firma que vi es la de Garzia, por eso me pareció raro que Raúl hablaba de otro escultor. Pero bueno, vamos a ver si investigamos un poco más y descubrimos el autor verdadero de esa obra de arte. Saludos!

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