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Veneeds
Madonna della Salute, Venice - Leeds Kirkgate Market
Veneeds
Madonna della Salute, Venice - Leeds Kirkgate Market
2014

Veneeds
Views
2014

With a commercial vocation similar to the one of Venice, Leeds was ideally made by its architects as a twin city of the most beautiful city of the world.
I intend to highlight such proximity with the considered pictures, which bear the same principle of artistic perspective: to reproduce reality, a frame between the eyes and the object is required, as an artificial membrane for pictorial reproduction. For such a purpose, pictorial sources besides photographic reproductions will be considered. An ideal urban dream as the one developed by Renaissance artists has been made real in nineteenth-century Britain, with the attempt of translating a utopia imagined through painting into architecture.

The strength of planning the best possible city has been developed both by art and architecture. Such a power is still present: whether is noticed or not, it still stands upon our heads, until architecture, and art, can remind us of its never-ending force.