Examination of the Origins (Archive), 2015


37 photographs in paper envelope

8.66 x 4.33 x 0.39 in

22.0 x 11.0 x 1.0 cm

Edition of 10

This work is signed.


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    About The Work

    In this paper portfolio of thirty-seven images, Isa Melsheimer showcases her interest in architectural structure and the art historical narrative behind some of Italy’s most captivating buildings. Focusing in on twentieth-century—in particular the intersection of Rationalism, the Novecento and the Roman School during the rise of Fascism— Melsheimer’s collection of images features the Velasca Tower in Milan, the INA-Case Falchera housing district, the Palazzo del Lavoro, and two lesser known structures by architect Enzo Venturelli, an aquarium and the home of sculptor Umberto Mastroianni, among many others. Says the artist of her subjects, “I think the look of many of these buildings is quite special, very ‘modern.’ The buildings are all very different, both because of their varied origins and sources of inspiration.”

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