Giò Pomodoro was an Italian sculptor, goldsmith, engraver and set designer. He is considered one of the most important abstract sculptors of the international scene of the 20th century. Starting from the seventies the last two cycles of his artistic life started, in which he devoted himself to numerous voluminous and monumental works at his studio in Querceta di Seravezza in Versilia. In 1978 he also produced the scenographies of the Verdi opera La forza del destino, performed at the Verona Arena in the summer of the same year. In this year he participated for the third time at the Venice Biennale. After suffering a stroke, although he survived it and lived in Querceta for some time, he decided to return to die in Milan, surrounded by his art, in his studio in Via San Marco.