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ROMA ARCHEOLOGICA & RESTAURO ARCHITETTERA: Friedrich Loos, “An Urban Landscape – A 360° Panorama of Rome in 1850” | “Per il tuo presepe un panorama a 360°di Roma nel 1850,” Fonte | source: Staatliche Museen zu Berlin (2018).

1). Berlin | Rome – An Urban Landscape – A 360° Panorama of Rome by Friedrich Loos in 1850, Exhibit – Alte Nationalgalerie, 05.08.2016 to 12.03.2017 (2018).

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City and landscape: although this might initially seem a contradiction in terms, painters have frequently brought the two together. Landscape painting underwent a boom around 1800 and included urban space as a motif. Italy was the destination of numerous art tours, and Rome with its ancient ruins and Mediterranean light offered inspiration for city views that combined long and short perspective in a topographically exact manner.

Central to this cabinet exhibition is a five-part panorama of Rome painted by Graz-born painter Friedrich Loos in 1850. Loos was living in Rome during the revolutionary year of 1848, when a popular uprising took place against the church-state. House-to-house battles and industrialization began to change the city’s appearance: “Loos suspected that Rome stood at a turning point in its history and in future would take on a different physiognomy: he planned to capture a comprehensive image of this world city in its current form on canvas.”

For his view of ancient Rome in morning light, Loos chose the elevation of Villa Mattei with the park of Monte Celio as his location to paint. The true to detail depiction directs our view from the garden of the villa over the ancient and medieval monuments far beyond to the Campagna.

In cooperation with the Kupferstichkabinett, in this cabinet exhibition the Nationalgalerie shows additional representations of Roman urban landscape from the first half of the nineteenth century, especially popular in the realm of printmaking, which made Rome once again a place of longing. In accordance with conservation guidelines, the loans from the Kupferstichkabinett will be replaced by two paintings from the collection of the Nationalgalerie on 20 November 2016.

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— Friedrich Loos, “Roma 1850”, in Staatliche Museen zu Berlin (2018).

http://www.smb.museum/en/exhibitions/detail/stadtlandschaft-rom-ein-360-panorama-von-friedrich-loos.html

http://rom360.smb.museum/rom.html

2). Berlin | Roma – “Per il tuo presepe un panorama a 360°di Roma nel 1850 di Friedrich Loos,” Mostra – Alte Nationalgalerie, 05.08.2016 to 12.03.2017 (2018).

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A Berlino allo “Staatliche Museen” fino al 20 novembre è possibile visitare la mostra dedicata a Friedrich Loos sul panorama urbano in Italia nella metà dell’800. Nell’ambito della mostra è interessante, per chi cerca spunti per “presepi romani”, la possibilità di lasciarsi ispirare da un bellissimo lavoro di collage, effetto Google Street, delle opere realizzate dal Loos dal Monte Celio e che ci restituisce una visione a 360 gradi di una “città eterna” ancora immersa nel verde e lontana da quella urbanizzazione, talvolta eccessiva e orribile, di oggi. Cliccate sulle singole immagini per vedere con occhi nuovi, come vere fotografie, i monumenti che ancora oggi ci circondano: sarà come viaggiare realmente nel tempo. Non sono i suoi quadri sfondi perfetti per un presepe romano?

Foto | fonte | source:

— Friedrich Loos, “Roma 1850”, in Staatliche Museen zu Berlin (2018).

Link alla mostra: https://goo.gl/N18SBL
Link Roma 360 gradi: http://rom360.smb.museum/rom.html

Link testo ed esposizione in inglese:

http://www.smb.museum/en/exhibitions/detail/stadtlandschaft-rom-ein-360-panorama-von-friedrich-loos.html

S.v.,

— Friedrich Loos, “Roma 1850”, in Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, in: Associazione Italiana Amici del Presepio (AIAP) (2017-18).

https://www.presepio.it/presepe-romano-360-gradi/

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