Many of these works use background images by Max Hutzel (1911-1988), who photographed in Italy from the early 1960s until his death. The result of this exhaustive and elegant project (over 72,000 images) was referred to by Hutzel as Foto Arte Minore – a documentation of art historical developments in Italy up to the 18th century.
in a regal room
1There is a regal room in cerebria where sailors attend lectures given by the diviners. 2Through exquisite windows they catch glimpses of the harbour below, glittering in the sun. 3Waiting for the diviners to appear, some have caught glimpses of acanui, passing quickly through the room as though a still bird in flight.
shrine for acanui
1There is a beach in cerebria where sailors have combined remnants from other edifices to form a shrine for acanui. 2From time to time she is said to visit this shrine.
Images Sources in a regal room – Background: from “Emilia-Romagna–Ferrara–Pomposa–Abbazia di Pomposa, Museo, Image 75”, Max Hutzel, 1960 – 1990, credit Getty Open Content Program.
shrine for acanui – Columns: from Anon., “Pompey’s Pillar, Alexandria”, albumen print, c. 1870. Plinth: from Agostino Veneziano, “Corinthia”, drawing, Italy, 1536. Sophia Image: from Anon., “Icon of Divine Wisdom”, St George Church, Vologda, c16. Background: from Max Hutzel, “Lazio–Roma–Santa Severa-Castello, Image 1”, 1960 – 1990”, credit Getty Open Content Program.