Architect as Artist
Back in San Diego, after two weeks in Italy, I am reminded of how much art and architecture coexist in Italian design. As an architect, I was struck by the beauty of so many non-famous buildings. With my wife doing research for her docent training at the Timken Museum, we sought out many art pieces and found them integrated with the architecture. Art was found in the obvious paintings and sculpture, but also in the structure, color/texture, carvings, and materials. The boundaries were blurred, many architects were artists and many artists were architects – truly defining what it was to be a ‘Renaissance Man’. I hope you enjoy the attempt to capture the overall impact in just a few images.