Collicola Palace is located on the square of the same name. On the Roman architect Sebastiano Cipriani, the sumptuous aristocratic building was built between 1717 and 1730 and was inhabited by the nobles Collicola to extinction of the family. The Palace was time for illustrious guests like Charles of Bourbon (1734), Pope Pius VI (1782) and Carlo Emanuele IV, King of Sardinia (1801). Extinction of the Collicola, the building was purchased by the city of Spoleto in 1932, now houses the Municipal Gallery of Modern Art.
The very sober façade is divided horizontally into three rows of windows that correspond to the inner planes. The rear elevation has undergone serious changes, the original Italian garden survive only a few trees. The interior retains the main floor with a series of rooms painted wooden ceilings, and a gallery of exquisite tempera entirely decorated eighteenth century. The opulent interior, which once adorned the palace, was completely removed: included important paintings and sculpture of the sixteenth, seventeenth and eighteenth centuries and a series of tapestries from the legacy of Christina of Sweden.
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lousat (98351) 2012-10-10 1:21
Ciao Silvio,la scultura in controluce e' tremenda,per non parlare di quello space shuttle che segue che sembra un uccello con le due palle alla base! Ma non vi siete ribellati? Ehehe...foto davvero insolita ed inteessantissima,lo stule delle cose pero'....ehehe....buona giornata,Luciano
tedesse (25135) 2012-10-10 2:06
The interesting part of the Palace Collicola in Spoleto.
Was this sculpture propped against the wall?
Nice frame, beautiful light and colors, excellent sharpness.
Have a nice day
papagolf21 (110414) 2012-10-10 2:20
Bonjour, cher Silvio,
Voilà un musée en semi-plein air avec ces sculptures étranges et amusantes, dont celle de l'homme semblant retenir le mur.
Le cadrage est efficace quant à la réalisation.
Une image très réussie à tous points de vue.
amaryllis (37039) 2012-10-10 2:51
Gigantesque ces statues de ce Musée, avec celle-ci d'un homme bien élancé, qui fait sa "gymnastique si on peut parler ainsi, ce Musée doit mériter le détour au vu de ces splendeurs
krzychu30 (15512) 2012-10-10 3:39
superb combination of architecture and artwork.Well considered and composed scene.I like the POV.The sculpture holding the wall looks fantastic in the FG.I like also this nice play of Shade&light,which adds some unique mood to the scene.Well done my friend!
Have a nice day
maria-v1981 (10964) 2012-10-10 3:47
An excellent sample of combination between artwork and architecture. Your composition is excellent and you managed the scenery with a great success. Very,very intresting details and the light refines the result.
Have a nice evening,
snunney (107513) 2012-10-10 4:15
The modernistic sculptures make a stark contrast with the traditional architecture, yet do not seem totally out of place. I like the point of view and the excellent detail to be observed. You have managed the lighting very well, exposure is more or less spot on.
Sonata11 (34007) 2012-10-10 4:30
what a beautiful composition of interesting sculpture. Fantastic execution and fantastic framework as well. Splendid colors, sharpness, clarity, great POV and DOF also great. I like it very much. Perfectly well done.
Thanks for sharing.
All the best,
Sergiom (89279) 2012-10-10 5:23
J'aime beaucoup cette sculpture.Elle est magnifique sous cet angle. J'aime la minceur et la fluidité du sujet ainsi que son emplacement parmi les autres sculptures.
macondo (19806) 2012-10-10 6:00
This is a masterful composition - a lot of care and thought went into this one, and then you executed the exposure so well from the shadows to the sunlit scene outside. Marvellous arrangement of the various shapes, great rendition of the details, and excellent crop. This photo really draws our attention to the very unusual sculpture, but also shows the architecture too.
CLODO (35954) 2012-10-10 8:06
this iron statue stretching makes me smile.
adramad (49992) 2012-10-10 8:09
Awesome composition admirably combining different styles, beautiful light kit of the arches, the contrast of modern sculpture is superb.
A perfect job in management of sharpness and brightness.
Very well done.
Have a nice day.
JFS (32459) 2012-10-10 10:29
Very interesting image with lots of details. My compliments for the light management. A delight for the eyes!
rychem (43394) 2012-10-10 11:15
A different photo of you: not an architecture, but a piece of art, beautiful figure taken against the bright BG, well seen, well done
jemaflor (103685) 2012-10-10 12:41
Very original and well captured, light is perfectly managed, tfs.
carlo62 (55776) 2012-10-10 13:19
sono delle sculture insolite, ma la composizione fotografica è eccellente, con un ottimo controllo della luce.
baddori (20161) 2012-10-10 14:15
Assolutamente metafisica, realismo e surreale ambiente, Nuovo che si fa immergere dalla"linda" struttura.
Nitidezza e costruzione perfetta.
danos (103214) 2012-10-11 0:40
very nice presentation of the arcade with the 'light' body of the sculpture to looks like to hold the wall of the building before its collaption.
I like the light and the colour management as the beauty of the image.
Have a good day,Danos
tyro (26142) 2012-10-11 3:11
Ciao caro Silvio,
How strange that this building, three centuries old, should now house a museum of modern art!
The contrasts between the classical architecture and the modern sculptures, even in this entrance, are quite remarkable. Wonderul classical arches and lines frame the picture beautifully but we are immediately struck by the skinny figure/sculpture stretching out against the left wall and what looks like an inflatable dinghy behind it - how very odd!
The lighting is what really makes this such a wonderful photograph and you have done very well to control it without overly strong contrasts. And, despite the fact that this has been taken almost contre jour, we can still see lovely colours and detail in the distant view of the surrounding countryside.
dkmurphys (65192) 2012-10-11 5:18
Interesting modern artwork that fits perfectly the old classical architecture. Well seen scene, enjoy a fine day.
Nicou (152096) 2012-10-11 6:29
quelle sculpture fantastique iamge et cpatage au mieleu de passage de l'arche sueprbe quelle position et effet de détachement grandisoe compo.
Bravo et amitié
siamesa (28127) 2012-10-11 7:20
Bom dia Silvio
Essa escultura é super interessante. Uma foto muito bonita. Belo ponto de vista.
ourania (51103) 2012-10-16 10:38
una composizione molto efficace ed interessante grazie al punto di vista che hai scelto ed alla coestistenza nel quadro di elementi architettonici e creazioni artstiche molto diversi. La prospettiva, l' illuminazione e la posizione diagonale della superba statua sembrano unire il tutto affascinatamente. Mi piace tanto anche la profondita', la combinazione buonissima di interiore ed esteriore ed i colori contrastanti allo sfondo. Complimenti e grazie!
Tanri saluti e buona serata,
elenimavrandoni (0) 2012-12-17 19:26
E 'tempo per me di visitare il mio amico Silvio nel suo bel paese, l'Italia!
Un paese con la tradizione, la cultura, la grande architettura, arte incredibile e stile, con gusto e il paesaggio straordinario!
Questa foto è un gioiello nella tua collezione che ha di stile e la bellezza grande!
Faccio i complimenti amico mio, buona serrata!