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Monument to the Partisan Woman

Monument to the Partisan Women
One of the more unusual sculpture installations in Venice is the Monument to the Partisan Woman next to the Giardini vaporetto stop, the Public Gardens, and the Biennale grounds. 

The monument, designed by the legendary Venetian architect Carlo Scarpa, incorporates a reclining statue of a female World War II resistance fighter amid a series of stone steps. The monument is just beyond the seawall on the waterfront. Look for the bronze partisan woman at low tide: When the tide is high, the statue is likely to be partly or fully submerged.

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Julia Williamson

The Monument to the Female Resistance Fighter (above) is by the artist Augusto Murer not Carlo Scarpa

Durant and Cheryl Imboden

Carlo Scarpa designed the monument. Augusto Murer was the artist who was commissioned to create the statue for the monument.

There's a nice article about the Monument at:

http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/future_anterior/v006/6.1.codello.html

Christine Courtney

What a powerful figure. I find it moving to think of it a a woman whose sacrificed everything. The fact that it is partially submerged makes it even more powerful. Next time I visit Venice I will certainly seek it out.

Elspeth Jones

Every time I visit Venice and I have just paid my tenth visit, I take flowers or plants to lay at the monument. I am saddened to realise that she is largely ignored by tourists!

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