A collection of more than 220 plaster casts they all come from the study of Turin rimese sculptor Pietro Della Vedova is well placed in a building located in the middle of a forest that opens at the bottom of the picturesque village of Rima. It seems impossible that a collection of this magnitude and so obvious artistic value could be in a place so special, in an environment in which all can imagine except art and culture.
an artist's studio, with many important works and the atmosphere of the ingenious sculptor, nestled in the green forests of Rima
Instead the Gipsoteca Della Vedova is one of the most original resources and certainly food for cultural interest throughout the Valley; is practically an artist's studio, with many important works and the atmosphere of the ingenious sculptor, nestled in the green forests of Rima.
This important nineteenth century sculptor born in Rima in 1831 he was sent as a young boy in Monaco of Bavaria to learn the trade of plasterer. He stayed there many years attending the Academy of Fine Arts and became an artist appreciated and qualified. On his return to Italy and enrolled at the Accademia Albertina in Turin and was first a student and then collaborator of the great Vincenzo Vela.
The plaster casts, some of which are monumental, that are preserved in the Gipsoteca Della Vedova were donated to the community by the same sculptor to the 800, designing and also taking care of the preparation; with this realization set out to recreate the country in a big studio, inspired by the model of the house museum dedicated to his teacher Ligornetto Vincenzo Vela. The building that houses the collection of casts is a large room in beautiful display, with large windows that create a strong natural lighting allowing full admiration of the casts exposed.
It can be reached with a short course on foot, for an easy path that is detached from the bottom of the country and offering suggestive shots of this enchanted corner of Valsesia.