Catalogue published on the occasion of the exhibition of December 2013 to February 2014, at the Vatican Museums of work by Santiago Calatrava, one of the world's finest contemporary architects.
English text. Summary: Catalogue published on the occasion of the exhibition of December 2013 to February 2014, at the Vatican Museums of work by Santiago Calatrava, one of the world's finest contemporary architects. The exhibition consists primarily of a group of architectural models, accompanied by their preparatory studies, as well as watercolour paintings, the result of an entirely different creative impulse. The display also includes a rich collection of sculptures, both monumental and of smaller dimensions, in materials such as bronze, marble, alabaster and wood. The juxtaposition of works representing such different artistic codes follows various criteria for guiding the observer towards various levels in the interpretation of architectural volumes and the vision of space and forms, typical of Calatrava's work. Thus, the large architectural model of the Greek-Orthodox church of St. Nicholas, planned for Ground Zero, is displayed alongside evocative watercolour drawings in which the gaze of the artist ranges from the study of the mosaics and the dome of Santa Sophia in Istanbul, to the face of Christ, the ideal model for the centrally planned church.