Street Art in Florence - Angels and gods in Sorgane

We're at a bus stop in a suburb of Florence, very far from the center. But it's not just any neighborhood, it's Sorgane. A large suburb of public housing built between 1962 and 1968 by the most famous Tuscan architects of the twentieth century: Giovanni Michelucci, Leonardo Ricci, Leonardo Savioli and Ferdinando Poggi. An important place for the history of architecture in Italy.

At the center of the district a large square with a sad nostalgic name: Piazza Istria.  Istria is a large peninsula, now Slovenian and Croatian, but it was Italian for centuries, occupied at the end of World War II by Yugoslavia and never returned. A large concrete space with very little greenery, without monuments, schools, churches, offices or shops. The inhabitants are all commuters, leaving the place almost always deserted. Seems like one of De Chirico's metaphysical Piazze d’Italia. On one side there's the bus stop with a cantilever roof and concrete benches, on the wall some Street Art works.

Two in particularly catch our attention: a dancer with angel wings and a Greek god.  Both painted in black and white, both made with great skill. Beautiful are the big wings of the dancer, blocked in jump, rushing towards the sky with wings and arms outstretched, expressing a strong sense of elevation. The bearded Greek god presents a detailed anatomical study. His body is massive, it expresses strength, power and authority.  Perfectly greek, he looks like he Poseidon or Zeus.
A signature under the dancer: #UN_Kage. The greek god artwork is tagged black the typers.
Both works express an atmosphere of mysticism and transcendence. Hopefully their sight can bring of some comfort to the people of the neighborhood in their long lonely waits at the bus stop.

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