Architecture Fringe 2019
In Real Life

Florence: Portrait of a City

What is the recipe for a good public space? A series of pastel studies of the Florentine urban fabric

Veronika Desova

FRI - SUN 21 - 23 June 2019 / 10am - 5pm

LAUNCH THU 20 June 2019 / 6pm

New Glasgow Society
1307 Argyle Street
Glasgow G3 8TL

Level access / Assistance dogs welcome / Children welcome

Door handles, old towers, mechanical clocks, smoking chimneys, cornices, breathtaking domes, door steps, tiny windows, arcades, exquisite niches, timber shutters, corinthian capitals, marble angels all shimmer and wait to be rediscovered, united by their grace and complexity. The paintings show the layered up elements of urban fabric and the way they melt into a coherent image in order to capture the character of the vibrant Florentine life; studies of details and objects with particular architectural significance further reveal the exquisiteness of the urban fabric while capturing the diverse reality of the Florentine every day life.

This series of art pieces are a result of a research undertaken in 2018 as a part of a travel scholarship funded by the RSA.


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