Vitruvius in Quarantine is a work of art designed by the Lebanese architect Bernard Khoury and created by Margraf’s team of technicians and engineers. It consists of a sophisticated series of round rings, creating a 10-meter-long tunnel. These rings are made of Fior di Pesco Carnico, an exclusive Margraf fine marble whose only quarry in the world is located in Forni Avoltri, in the Italian province of Udine. At one end stands the statue of a common man, a reinterpretation of Leonardo’s Vitruvian Man, who desperately tries to adapt to the ideal proportions of the human body, becoming an idiomatic symbol of natural stone used in art. The circumference of the tunnel is an extrusion of the circle, that “confines” the Vitruvian Man, made in scale. Upon entering the marble tunnel, visitors need to find a balance and stability in space. Spontaneously and awkwardly, imitating the position of the Vitruvian Man, a transition starts from the morphological solidity and perfection of the classic shape, carved in stone, to the volatile nature of modern digital images, celebrating the spectacle of triviality.
- .Architect: Bernard Khoury
- .Location: Verona, Italy