Today I wish to return six years back when we were strolling along the Appian Way in Rome and encountered memorable lively statues by Colombian sculptor Fanor Hernández.
Amore’s friend from work lives near Via Appia Antica, one of the oldest Roman roads, and he has a (female) dog. Perfect. In 2016 he and his wife invited us over and we went on quite a lengthy stroll along the Appian Way. We met a million doors and interesting buildings, among them this villa at number 222.
Its previous owner wished to evade taxes and was selling it at a very low price on paper. The state of Italy intervened as is its right and bought it for the requested price in 2002. And then an ancient thermal complex from 2nd Century AD was discovered under the vineyard. Only in Roma. They call this archaeological site Capo di Bove. You can visit it free of charge.
Even more than the site and the villa I was surprised by the sculptures set everywhere on the property. I believe they were merely temporary visitors. We were lucky. They were bronzes by Colombian artist Fanor Hernández displayed under the title “Matter and Life”. Here is the first part of the exhibition. Next week we enter the villa.
For Photographing Public Art Challenge (PPAC) hosted by Marsha at Always Write
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