“A poet of architecture. Pier Niccolò Berardi and Fiesole”

Thirty years after his death, Fiesole recalls with an exhibition the figure of Pier Niccolò Berardi (1904 -1989), painter and architect, exponent of the Italian rationalism movement, author of the Richard Ginori Museum at Doccia and with the ‘Gruppo Toscano’, of the Santa Maria Novella railway station in Florence, which, despite its activity in Italy and abroad, has been linked to its birthplace throughout life.

 

Stazione Santa Maria Novella, Gruppo Toscano: Giovanni Michelucci, Nello Baroni, Pier Niccolò Berardi, Italo Gamberini, Sarre Guarnieri and Leonardo Lusanna

Wanted by his daughter, Antonella Berardi, a poet of architecture. Pier Niccolò Berardi and Fiesole is the work of the architect Marco Romoli, his pupil and collaborator, and is carried out under the patronage of the Tuscany Region, the Municipality of Fiesole and the Giovanni Michelucci Foundation.


 

“A poet of architecture: Pier Niccolò Berardi and Fiesole”
1 June – 20 July, 2019
Basolato di Fiesole
Piazza Mino, Fiesole
Italy

 


Pier Niccolò Berardi and Fiesole evokes some moments of the artistic history of Berardi, intertwined with the vicissitudes of the architecture of the last century, along a period of time that from the 30s comes to the end of the 80s. The exhibition analyzes the many facets that have characterized his work, through paintings, projects and photographs.

 

Stazione Santa Maria Novella, Gruppo Toscano: Giovanni Michelucci, Nello Baroni, Pier Niccolò Berardi, Italo Gamberini, Sarre Guarnieri and Leonardo Lusanna

Museo Richard Ginori, Doccia, Pier Niccolo Berardi

 

“Architecture is an art that is recharged with poetry,” Berardi declared, and this exhibition, in addition to its never-broken link with Fiesole, aims to put the accent precisely on his poetic work, inspired by a constant search for harmony. His workshop, a few steps from the villa where he lived, kept a ground floor dedicated to the profession of architect while upstairs there was his painting atelier: designing, painting and photographing are elements that constantly interpenetrate within his work.

 

Pier Niccolo Berardi


 

News source: Comune di Fiesole
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