Lawrence Beck’s conversation with antiquity

01 - Lawrence Beck, Palazzo Ducale di Sassuolo I

Palazzo Ducale di Sassuolo I, 2017, Archival Inkjet Print, ed. of 5, 152.5 x 183 cm, private collection, New York, courtesy, The Artist and Sonnabend Gallery, NY

“Dialogo con l’antico” (“Conversation with antiquity”) offers the opportunity to see Lawrence Beck’s Italian gardens for a few more days – until September 2nd, 2018. Namely, the exhibition showcases the historical parks of Villa Pisani in Stra, Villa Bardini in Florence, Villa Reale di Marlia in Capannori, Villa Lante in Viterbo, Villa Della Porta Bozzolo in Casalzuigno, Villa Sorra in Castelfranco Emilia, and Palazzo Ducale in Sassuolo – where the show is held – captured by the great New York photographer in eight large-format images.

Beck, the son of an American father and Italian mother, spent his summer holidays in Italy for years. Here, he discovered snowy peaks, glaciers and Alpine creeks that probably fueled his desire to escape urban geometries, in search of “creative relax” immersed in pristine, untouched natural landscapes.

Beck is known for working with traditional film and creating effects that are far from today’s digital photos; with this exhibition in Emilia Romagna, he tells the story of the encounter between man and the environment, portraying views of natural landscapes where some of the most important masterpieces of Italian architecture rise.

Open until September 2nd, 2018.

Opening hours: Tuesday-Sunday, 10am-1pm and 3pm-7pm; closed on Mondays.
Tickets (Palazzo Ducale di Sassuolo + exhibition): €6.00; reduced €3.00.

Photos via:’antico-fotografie

August 29, 2018

Lawrence Beck’s conversation with antiquity

Sassuolo (Modena)
Palazzo Ducale, piazzale della Rosa
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