Louidgi Beltrame, El Colibri

Louidgi Beltrame, El Colibri

El Colibri



black and white photograph, analogical print on baryta paper, dibond, wood, steel bases & powder coated paint

sculpture: 120 x 120 x 50 cm
photograph: 80 x 120 cm


This work refers to the structure of a unique prototype designed by Corbusier in 1958 and titled Framed Painting. This furniture had the peculiarity to be at the same time a shelf on one side and a hanging support for a painting on the other side. Louidgi Beltrame replays this image display in order to present a photo of Nazca Lines geoglyphs taken from the ground. Here, two differents approaches of geometry are litteraly installed back-to-back, rationalist one of Le Corbusier’s Modulor which was derived from the Golden Ratio ideal set of proportions and the magic geometry of Nazca civilisation. The title El Colibri comes from the name of the site represented on the photograph.