THE WALL

For many years Carottis Colosseum was destroyed and nothing more than a ruined ruin. Now for the first time the outer wall is rebuilt. There is still a lot of restoring work to do but we can already imagine the beauty of this monument. A beauty that is deceptive, because this wall hid one of the most bloodiest spots in the world…

 

 

 

THE OUTER WALL

Most of the pillars of the outer wall are lost, broken or not in an upright position. Each of them needs to be restored or rebuilt. A constructed “horizon” helps Dieter with the assembly…

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SPERONE DI PIO VII

Here we see the big “Sperone di Pio VII” constructed by Giovanni Stern in 1807 under Pope Pius in order to stabilize the outer wall. Built with bricks and temporary plastered it has always been criticized…

 

Jonson, Cura dei monumenti, Stockholm 1986

Researched by Prof. Dr. Valentin Kockel

JUST A SOUVENIR?…

MOVIE: CEVIN`S GRAND TOUR

In the 18th century even the Carotti´s Cork model of the Colosseum found its way across the Alps in order to teach people about unknown culture and architecture. To get to those unknown historical spots the first tourists spent years for treveling but when they came back home their intellectual status had grown up and this was the key into a new age..01_Screenshot_20180607-222457.

So lets “hit the dusty trail” together with Cevin McCloud on his  GRAND TOUR OF EUROPE. In this 3rd episode of his travel documentation he takes us to Rome where we also can watch Dieter at his open air studio – in the Forum…

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SANDS OF TIME

Luigi Carotti dusted the base of the Colosseum with cork powder. But during the years it disappeared and only a bit remained on the “twin model” at the Lindenau Museum.

Dieter does the same steps as Carotti but like in a “time machine” he erodes the surface to get a similar expression…

HOMMAGE À LUIGI CAROTTI

As we learn from Carottis other Colosseum model at the Lindenau-Museum the old master constructed its base from solid wood, which was the way to do at his time. The problem was that the wood “works” and damages the cork. Today we use plywood for a solid construction.

Dieter does so too but with respect to Luigi Carotti and his way to work he shows the same structure of the surface, even if this is not necessary…