Palazzina di Caccia di Stupinigi II, Torino

2007, Printed Later
Archival Lambda Color Photograph

Signed, titled, dated and from edition of 5 on artist’s label on verso.

Available in 3 sizes: 100 x 120 cm. (39.4 x 47.2 in.), 120 x 150 cm. (47.2 x 59.1 in.), 180 x 225 cm. (70.9 x 88.6 in.)

Massimo Listri’s “Palazzina di Caccia di Stupinigi II, Torino” offers a captivating glimpse into the historic Palazzina di Caccia di Stupinigi in Turin, Italy. This photograph, part of Listri’s Under Construction series, provides a unique perspective on the palazzina’s rich history and architectural significance.

The Palazzina di Caccia di Stupinigi, commissioned by Victor Amadeus II, Duke of Savoy, in the 18th century, served as a royal hunting lodge and retreat for the Savoyard royal family. Designed by architect Filippo Juvarra, the palazzina is renowned for its Baroque and Rococo architectural style, featuring opulent interiors adorned with frescoes, stuccoes, and intricate decorations.

Listri’s photograph captures the palazzina in a state of transition, offering a glimpse into its ongoing renovation or restoration process. Through multiple door frames, the viewer is led deeper into the building, where signs of neglect and decay are juxtaposed with the grandeur of its historic architecture.

Despite its current state, the Palazzina di Caccia di Stupinigi remains a symbol of Italy’s royal heritage and architectural excellence. Recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the palazzina continues to attract visitors from around the world, inviting them to explore its rich history and cultural significance.

Listri’s image not only documents the physical transformation of the palazzina but also evokes a sense of nostalgia and reverence for its storied past. Through his lens, the Palazzina di Caccia di Stupinigi emerges as a timeless testament to the enduring legacy of Italy’s royal dynasties and their contribution to the country’s cultural heritage.