Photographs



Villa Giuilia, Rome


Villa Giuilia, Rome


Loggia Fresco, Villa Torrigiani, Lucca


Private Chapel, Villa Torrigiani, Lucca


Private Chapel, Villa Torrigiani, Lucca


Loggia, Viila Reale, Lucca


Limonaia, Villa Torrigiani, Lucca


Limonaia, Villa Reale, Lucca


Limonaia, Villa Torrigiani, Lucca


Limonaia, Villa Torrigiani, Lucca


Limonaia, Villa Torrigiani, Lucca


Trompe l'oeil, Poggio a Caiano, Prato


Lutyen's Window, British School at Rome
Colour in Place (Colore nei Luoghi) excerpt from catalogue essay

In Hall’s photographs of Italian architecture [..]: the photographs of the derelict limonaia at Villa Reale, Lucca or the Roman Mannerist frescoes in the Villa Giulia, Rome – both of these dwell on the subtle undermining of perfect symmetry. In the Villa Reale it is the counterpoint between the facing of architectural symmetries and the vagaries of desolation and nature taking its toll. The Roman frescoes show quasi-tapestry designs with their doubled symmetry only undermined by the uneven patina and discoloration here and there. We might also note the geometric patterns on the borders of these frescoes – with their sense of flatness and yet implied illusion – something that informs Hall’s choice of geometries in her own work. 


David Ryan
2013