Castello di Weimar, Germania

1997, 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 “Castello di Weimar, Germania” masterfully captures the layered elegance and intricate artistry of this historic castle. Located in the city of Weimar, Germany, the castle has been a cultural hub for centuries, associated with significant figures in literature, art, and politics. Its architecture and interior decorations reflect various stylistic influences, ranging from Baroque to Rococo, each layer adding to its historical richness.

The photograph offers a compelling view through a series of doorframes, leading the eye progressively into three interconnected rooms. This visual depth creates a sense of continuity and exploration, inviting viewers to journey through the opulent interiors of the castle.

In the foreground, the doorframe is flanked by detailed murals on either side, showcasing the artistic craftsmanship that adorns the castle. These murals add a rich texture and narrative quality to the scene, hinting at the historical and cultural stories embedded within the walls of the castle.

The middle ground reveals one of two doors that stand open, allowing a glimpse into the third room beyond. This open door serves as a passageway, drawing the viewer deeper into the photograph and the castle’s intricate design. The closed door, a striking shade of blue, stands out as an eyecatching feature. It is adorned with inlaid murals, adding to the room’s decorative complexity and visual appeal.

Light filters into the space, enhancing the vibrant colors and highlighting the fine details of the murals and architectural elements. The interplay of light and shadow creates a dynamic atmosphere, emphasizing the depth and richness of the interiors.

Listri’s photograph captures more than just the physical beauty of Castello di Weimar; it encapsulates the essence of its cultural and historical significance. Through his lens, viewers are invited to appreciate the meticulous artistry and enduring elegance of the castle, offering a glimpse into a world where history and art converge in a timeless dance. The image celebrates the castle’s legacy as a bastion of cultural heritage, preserving its stories and splendor for future generations to admire.