Timeless Old Castle
About the work
After experiencing a multitude of adopted uses and destruction from the WWII, the eponymous castle was given a new lease of life by Carlo Scarpa. Remodeled by the architect and meticulously restored by the craftsman from 1953 to 1973, the medieval art museum has earned its place as an architectural gem especially in recent years. Much to the scorn of fellow architects at the time, Scarpa did not follow the trend to design in the modernist tradition. Rather, he developed an almost idiosyncratic approach to design and lent emphasis to artisanal excellence. The artworks, most of which are pre-renaissance, are displayed with care and ingenuity throughout. I can only look forward to seeing this old friend again.
This picture was taken in Castelvecchio Museum, Verona, Italy.