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stairs, carlo scarpa, olivetti showroom, venice 1957-58

olivetti showroom, venice 1957-1958. architect: carlo scarpa, 1906-1978. one of the greatest twentieth century staircases, carlo scarpa’s neo-plasticist essay in stone and brass. I built a model of this as a student, still love it. it was a high point in three dimensional neo-plasticism, even if it was also a kind of swan song. the…

Aline Charigot

Detail of Aline Charigot from “By the Seashore” (1883) Oil on canvas By Auguste Renoir French, 1841-1919 Accession #: 29.100.125 Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, New York)—August 28, 2010 Like other artists who painted in an Impressionist style in the 1870s, Renoir eventually began to explore a different manner of painting. A trip to…