Mass in the Church in suffrage Inge Manzu.
"An extraordinary woman has died out, a generous woman who knew how to love a lot. Our mother, Inge, has left us ». Giulia Manzù entrusts these words with the announcement of the death of Inge Schabel Manzù.
Ms. Ingeborg Katharina Schabel, widow of the great master Giacomo Manzù, died at the age of 82. Anyone wishing to pay tribute to Inge Manzù, until Thursday his body will be exposed to the cemetery in Via Strampelli. Next Sunday, at 6 pm, there will be a mass in her suffrage in the Church of St. Peter the Apostle.
It was the privileged witness of the work of her husband, the famous sculptor Giacomo Manzù, who died in Protected content . Ingeborg Katharina Schabel, who died at 82, has never stopped a single day of working to celebrate the memory of "her" Giacomo, as he liked to call him. The woman was born in Germany in Protected content began her modeling career, until in Protected content Salzburg, posing for Oskar Kokoschka, she did not meet the Italian sculptor Giacomo Manzù. Despite the age difference - he 54 years, she Protected content love at first sight. In Protected content began their life together in Ardea, in a villa built on what will be renamed Colle Manzù, the construction of the Manzù Museum and a life spent in the promotion of culture. Inge has always been the muse of her husband: she is inspired by works like "dance step" or "striptease". There was Inge's face in the canopic series, always her in the series of etchings dedicated to women, in self-portraits with a model or in the face of Penelope.
Inge Schabel Manzù, who was widowed in Protected content , continued to go every afternoon at 17 o'clock to go to her husband's grave in the museum garden, on Laurentina in Ardea, for 27 years and until a few days ago.
Many anecdotes that Inge loved to tell: like when in Montecarlo, meeting Picasso, he did not resist and kissed him in the mouth, or when she and her husband visited the house of Gina Lollobrigida, Walter Chiari, Gianni Letta, a family friend as is also Antonio Tajani, current president of the European Parliament.
Some works of the master Giacomo Manzù:
The Vatican gate (Porta della Morte for the Basilica of San Pietro in the Vatican)
The Gate of Love for the Salzburg Cathedral ( Protected content ).
The Gate of Peace and War for the church of Saint Laurens in Rotterdam.
In the late sixties he became a stage designer, setting up costumes and scenes for Igor Stravinsky (for his Edipo Re of Protected content , Goffredo Petrassi, Claude Debussy, Richard Wagner and Giuseppe Verdi.
In Protected content , in New York, the last of his great achievement, a 6-meter-high bronze sculpture, was inaugurated in front of the UN headquarters.
The church was built in the 12th century by the monks of the abbey of San Paolo fuori le mura, in Romanesque style near the remains of a temple from the Hellenistic period. It incorporates a former lookout tower against the Saracens, transformed into a bell tower. It preserves the oldest materials: marble friezes from the 2nd century have been reused as jambs of the entrance door, and reuse is also a capital of the presbytery and a sepulchral altar.
The interior has three naves, divided by arches.
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