Faces of Rome at the Centrale Montemartini

Photographs by Luigi Spina

  • Edited by Claudio Parisi Presicce, Luigi Spina
  • Binding Hardcover
  • Size 24 x 30 cm
  • Pages 120
  • Illustrations 60
  • Language Italian, English
  • Year 2019
  • ISBN 9788836642724
  • Price € 28,00  € 26,60
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The book presents the refined photographic research by Luigi Spina on the subject of ancient portraiture, carried out on the sculpture collection of the Capitoline Museums housed in the Centrale Montemartini in Rome which, counting over six hundred statues, is one of the most important collections in the world.
60 photographic prints depict 37 antique sculptures, covering a wide variety of types: Roman portraits from both the Republican and the Imperial periods. They are not, however, studied and classified according to style and chronological order: instead, the author has set them out according to a system of evocations and similarities between the assorted faces, which are identified after long observation and deep analysis, and revealed through the skilful use of light and shadow.

Essays by: Claudio Parisi Presicce, Luigi Spina, Davide Vargas

Rome, Centrale Montemartini, April - September 2019