curated by Enrico Stefanelli
with the patronage of the Fabbrica di San Pietro
with the support of Banco Popolare

Throughout his long career, Aurelio Amendola has repeatedly worked on Michelangelo and especially on St. Peter’s Basilica.

In his pictures, which represent the impressive architecture and the tension of the forms of his sculptures and decorative details, you can feel a sacred and almost tangible atmosphere. The genius of Michelangelo and the great beauty of St. Peter’s Basilica are celebrated through a series of images that have a strong emotional impact.

Amendola’s photography manages to give us back, from a new perspective, an iconographic repertoire that belong to the collective imagery, through a gaze which rarely relies on the frontal view and reveals unexpected lines and volumes.