Steps to the Sky - Stairway to Heaven

  • Francesco Nuvolari
  • 2013
  • Inv. No. 253.15.06
  • Edition 30 + 2 AP
  • Categories: Concept
Size S
30x40cm Dimensions
Digital Print on Fuji paper DP II Technique
Unframed Mounting
 
30x40cm Dimensions
Inkjet pigmented print on paper Hahnemuhle Technique
Showcase frame Mounting
 
30x40cm Dimensions
Inkjet Pigmented Print on Hahenemuhle Photorag Ultra Smooth paper Technique
Mounted on Dibond Mounting
 
30x40cm Dimensions
Digital Print on Fuji paper DP II Technique
Showcase frame Mounting
 
30x40cm Dimensions
Digital Print on Fuji paper DP II Technique
Mounted under plexiglass Mounting
 

It truly looks like we’re in front of a stairway to paradise. Two perfectly balanced white staircases lead to two doors suspended in the sky. Beyond: the unknown.
There is great aura in this picture by Nuvolari, an impression amplified by the breadth of the spaces, devoid of all connotations and impossible to place in the world. Stairway to Heaven leads the observer to a dreamlike universe where symmetry and balance breathe new life into the classic standards of beauty.
In 1977 Francesco Nuvolari graduated with a degree in architecture from the University of Florence and earned his accreditation as an art historian in 1989. His artistic research is fuelled by his immense passion for the sky in all its changeable manifestations: the union of architectural and celestial elements becomes the cornerstone of his photographic language. Over the years, Nuvolari has put out numerous books with prestigious publishers such as Arsenale, Electa, Mondadori and Laterza (Bari). He has staged important events to promote the culture and historic legacy of Italy in France as well as the United States, collaborating with the Italian Consulate General in Philadelphia, the Italian Consulate in Pittsburgh, the Italian Institute of Culture and Columbia University in New York. In 2004 he was curator for the Sensi Contemporanei at the Venice Biennale and four years later he was named president of the Italian Arts and Cultural of London.