Visual Arts

Robert Duncan’s Work Lights Up a Small Italian Town for Christmas

Robert Duncan’s work projected on to the walls of Lovere, Italy, photo by Alfredo Stella.

To celebrate the holiday season, here is an image of the work of Midway artist Robert Duncan as it appears in the “Town of Light” display in Lovere, Italy. The village selects an artist and projects their work each night on the facades of the historic buildings that make up this village in northern Italy. Duncan is the first American artist selected and was discovered by the town’s mayor.

The lighting project started in the summer of 2016 on the occasion of Christo’s “The Floating Piers” on nearby Lake Iseo. The lighting project was so successful that the local council decided to create a special display for Christmas, 2016. The new, unexpected success convinced Lovere’s Mayor of the necessity to continue on this path and so in July 2017, the town administration launched “Lovere, il borgo della luce” (Lovere, the town of lights), one of the largest architectural lighting projects ever realized in Italy. The aim was to enhance Lovere’s architectural, historical and artistic beauties through the projection over the vast 10,000-square-meter surface area of the town buildings images of famous paintings by Italian artists of international fame.

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