Atop the Capitoline Hill, Michelangelo’s masterful piazza dazzles as it comes into view, as approached either by the ramped axis, or by stairs from the ruins of the Forum. The magnificent Marcus Aurelius equestrian statue presides at the center. A lotuslike pattern delineated in marble paving activates the space’s vortex. Here, visitors are greeted by the Goddess of Rome, Dea Roma, holding court from the double staircase of the Senatorio. Specially shaped, cut, and lifted elements evoke the “Omnipotent Civic Guardian” energetic sense or vibe here.
Each of these art pieces illustrate the extraordinary, people-magnet places described in my book, Enlightened Rome: Discover the Magic of Piazzas and Public Spaces in Rome, Italy. This sculpture features the piazza’s open space as positive, and the building areas as negative. The cut, lifted elements highlight the character of the singular energy of this piazza. Heavy, art papers. Contrast art paper background similar color as shown, or alternate contrast color paper by request. Hand cut in white. Dimensions, 8” square ( or 20.32 cm square). Depth varies. Suitable for framing in a 10” or 12” shadow box frame. Frame not included.