/ 2021 / Architecture / Historic

Va, pensiero

  • Prize
    Bronze in Architecture/Historic, Gold in Architecture/Interior
  • Photographer
    Christian Basetti

[..]Oh my homeland, so beautiful but lost,
Oh remembrance so beloved, but so painful.
Golden harp inspiring the great Poets,
Why are you so silent and abandoning yourself to tears?
Rekindle memories in our hearts,
Tell us again about our glorious past![..]

The famous verses of italian composer Giuseppe Verdi, contained in "Va, Pensiero",from Nabucco opera, which inspired my project based on the beauty of old Italian decadent places, well recognizable heritage of our past
My intent is to represent the ancient Italian pride corrupted by time, with a pictorial style inspired by Caravaggio

Christian Basetti lives in Milan.
Passionate about architectural photography, he feels the challenge of making the shots talk about the great works built, as if they were silent narcissistic creatures waiting for someone to express their greatness.
Since 2015, he has been passionate about ancient decadent places, giving voice to these structures full of melancholy charm.
With a style aimed at aesthetics it is never limited to the documentary aspect, but wants to show the pride of places destined to be erased from time, inspired by Caravaggio's style in the representation of environments.