Geometrie Nascoste
Tobia Scarpa

  • Tobia Scarpa
  • Paradisoterrestre Edition 2020
  • Printing on Fabriano “Tiepolo” paper 290gr, double glass and aluminium frame
  • Print W 56 H 76 cm | W 22 H 30 in – With frame W 70 H 90 cm | W 27,5 H 35,4 in


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An artistic project by the Venetian architect who, on the occasion of the exhibition Tobia Scarpa _ Dall’arte della misura silenziosamente (Paradisoterrestre Gallery – Bologna, 2020), creates three limited edition artworks for Paradisoterrestre, starting from an interpretation of Melencolia I, enigmatic masterpiece realized by Albrecht Dürer in 1514.

Tobia Scarpa breaks down the representation, extrapolating two of the key elements present in Dürer’s engraving related to the geometric-mathematical field: the polyhedron and the magic square.

In Geometrie Nascoste – a limited edition of 100 prints, signed and numbered –  the architect focuses on the magic square, researching and identifying symmetries in the numerical configurations of Dürer and Benjamin Franklin.


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