The lively and elegant Romanesque elevation of San Miniato al Monte looks down over Florence from its secluded location in the hills above the city. While the artists who created it were clearly inspired by Roman architecture, there is something delightfully subversive about their abstraction of its forms and the undermining of its structural logic. This photograph focusses on one of the crisply carved capitals of the façade and the cornice that floats above it, separated by a moulding that mysteriously rises out of the top of the capital before turning belatedly into a novel architrave. The photograph also highlights the delicious contrast between the smooth marble and rough pietra serena that characterises so much of the Florentine architectural vocabulary.
The photograph is c.140x130mm and is produced with the highest-quality archival inks on an archival photographic paper to convey all the qualities of the original image. The print run is limited to 150 and each print is available unmounted or set in a 10×12” acid-free mount, ready for you to frame.read more about my papers, mounts and prints here