Luciano Fabro Ogni ordine e contemporanea d'ogni altro ordine: quattro modi
d'esaminare la facciata del ss. Redentore a Venezia. (Every Order is Contemporaneous of Every Other Order: Four Ways of Examining the Façade of the SS. Redentore in Venice), 1972-73
36 x 27 7/8 in. (91.5 x 71 cm)
Silkscreen folio in cardboard dust jacket
Edition n 55 of 120 copies signed and numbered.
Printed by Alfredo and Enrico Rossi.
Published by Alfredo and Enrico Rossi with the artist
This work is a screenprinted line drawing of the façade of SS Redentore with three variations on the proportions invented by Fabro. Each part is accompanied by a sheet printed with a small image of the façade depicted in that part and there is a sheet headed ‘Sinottica degli insiemi e delle proporzione’ with small images of all four; there is also a title page bearing the artist's signature and those of the printers.
Translation of the Preface:
Dante, in the Convivium, indicates the reading of works of art according to four senses or interpretations: the literal, the allegorical, moral, anagogical.
I built this work because it is readable parallel along these ways. Each order is contemporary of every other order: I translated The co-planarity in contemporaneity. I have broken down the three architectural orders of the facade of the SS. Redentore as if Palladio had kept them in the wild, varying from time to time the spatial dislocation: this is well readable by the proportion of the statues that adorn the facade and which have been replaced, for placing in niches:
Adam and Eve of van Eyck, higher, far from each other:
a man with a layer against the spade (Piero della Francesca) from Venus by Canova;
at its height, in the triangle of ethics, Christ of El Greco who points Aesop by Velasquez, while to the opposite corner, a woman (Michelangelo) turns her back, in the act of getting away.
Abuse of the philological method in the examination of the facade of SS. Redentore.
It cannot have a genuine love of order without the denial of the order.
Every problem is a will.
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Luciano Fabro | Ogni ordine e contemporanea d'ogni altro ordine: quattro modi
d'esaminare la facciata del ss. Redentore a Venezia. (Every Order is Contemporaneous of Every Other Order: Four Ways of Examining the Façade of the SS. Redentore in Venice) | 1972-73 | Zucker Art Books
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