P.le Inzani


Collezione Fondazione Cariparma

Collezione Fondazione Cariparma
Parma, Italy

The painting depicts Piazzale Inzani, placed in the heart of the Oltretorrente, the district located "beyond the water", at the other side of the river if you look from the city centre. The square owes its name to the main street, Strada Giovanni Inzani, which from Strada D’Azeglio, in front of the Ospedale Vecchio (hospital), it begins entering the neighborhood. The artwork can be dated back to the last quarter of the 20th century and is signed on the lower left corner with "Colibri", Bruno Bricoli's stage name. The square appears covered by a blanket of snow and dominated by an absolute silence. The chromatic range is characterized by cold colors, with the exception of red on the sign of the small shop in the center of the composition. There are no shadows and the sense of depth is given by the oblique lines of the square and the buildings. The latter, with their snow-covered roofs, are tall, narrow and attached. Their architecture, still today, characterizes the streets of the neighborhood and brings a medieval 'Gothic village' feeling to the block. In the center of the square the few trees appear bare, slender and with thin branches that do not stretch to the sky but which, on the contrary, seem to almost touch the ground.


  • Title: P.le Inzani
  • Creator: BRICOLI BRUNO
  • Date Created: XX sec.
  • Physical Dimensions: cm 49,5 x 39,5
  • Type: painting
  • Rights: Fondazione Cariparma
  • Medium: Oil on cavas

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