Candida Höfer’s A Return to Italy

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German photographer Candida Höfer brought a little Renaissance greatness to London in her series A Return to Italy. The photos were shot over the past two years, and take you through some of Italy’s most sacred stages for art of all kinds.

 

Candida Höfer Palazzo Ducale Mantova I 2011

Candida Höfer
Palazzo Ducale Mantova I 2011

Candida Höfer Teatro Comunale di Carpi I 2011

Candida Höfer
Teatro Comunale di Carpi I 2011

 

 

The series was exhibited this past spring at Ben Brown Fine Arts in London – thirteen large prints hung symmetrically to match the balanced scenes pictured within them. The gallery writes,

“The interiors of palaces, opera houses, libraries and theatres, which Höfer captures with incredible skill, are  part  of  her  meticulous  documentation  of  public  spaces  –  places  of  culture,  knowledge, communication  and  exchange  with  a  rich  history  and  clear  functionality.

Having  rarely  visited  the Northern  region,  Höfer  was  particularly  touched  by  the  naturalness  and  ease  with  which  the  local people there accepted this extraordinary architecture as a part of their daily lives.”

 

 

Candida Höfer Teatro La Fenice di Venezia III 2011

Candida Höfer
Teatro La Fenice di Venezia III 2011

Candida Höfer Teatro La Fenice di Venezia V 2011

Candida Höfer
Teatro La Fenice di Venezia V 2011

Candida Höfer Museo Civico Di Palazzo Te Mantova IV 2010

Candida Höfer
Museo Civico Di Palazzo Te Mantova IV 2010

Candida Höfer Teatro Olimpico Vicenza III 2010

Candida Höfer
Teatro Olimpico Vicenza III 2010

Candida Höfer Biblioteca Teresiana Mantova I 2010

Candida Höfer
Biblioteca Teresiana Mantova I 2010

Candida Höfer Palazzo Ducale Mantova IV 2011

Candida Höfer
Palazzo Ducale Mantova IV 2011

 

Candida Höfer Palazzo Ducale Mantova V 2011

Candida Höfer
Palazzo Ducale Mantova V 2011

Images courtesy of ArtBlart.com

For exhibition views of this show, and more about Candida Höfer, see her profile on Ben Brown Fine Arts.

 

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