“Premio Ulysses” at Forte dei Marmi, Italy

Contemporary artist and sculptor, Anna Chromy, created this powerful bronze representation of the mythic hero, Ulysses. Born in Bohemia (Czech Republic),  in 1940, she is known for her portrayals of Ulysses, and other mythical Greek and Olympic heroes. The statue stands at the pier, in full view of the ships that sail in and out of the harbor.   The wheel Ulysses struggles to control represents our attempts to steer our lives in the face of destiny.  Representing power, human frailty and an element of satire, he captivates visitors who enter the port by land and sea.

Chromy’s works appear in museums throughout Europe and her sculptures have found homes in public and private parks, residences and estates of royalty.

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