Roman visions by Alvaro Gabriele
Here is a selection of works by Roman artist Alvaro Gabriele, whose views over the capital have been described by one critic as “rarefied atmospheres, dilated landscapes, where nature is a mere presence and architecture is peculiar and overpowering”. Through his distinctive style, Gabriele directly connects to the Renaissance and Baroque classical traditions, explicitly claiming his ethical and aesthetic roots with clear references to Juvarra, Pannini, Piranesi, Bibbiena, and Boullée.
Gabriele sees classical heritage as an “eternal modern” and explains, “Over the centuries, Italian art was at its greatest only when it escaped the various style trends and searched within, for its own ‘hereditary pomp’.”
Gabriele’s works are published in a range of series: “La Magnificenza di Roma” (“The Magnificence of Rome”), “Vedute di Roma” (“Views of Rome”), “Fasto romano” (“Roman Pomp”), “Roma barocca” (“Baroque Rome”), and “Ricostruzione barocca dell’universo” (“Baroque Reconstruction of the Universe”).