What an extraordinary marriage of the modern and the medieval in Todi on December 8th. The stately 13th-c civic palace of this Umbrian hilltown gem served as stunning backdrop for a show dedicated to the works of the American sculptor, Beverly Pepper.
Sharp as ever at nearly ninety-six, Ms Pepper is still doing the drawings for her sculpture projects. See her at work then and now right here
Giulia and I with the indomitable Beverly Pepper
Her inspiration? “It is in the monumental art of Rome and in the variable skies of Umbria that I find inspiration for my art,” Ms Pepper synthesizes.
The strength and force of Roman sculpture and the gentle tones of the Umbria skies come together for me in her work: I see her sculptures as embodying a gentle force. For me, an appropriate oxymoron.
Our daughter, Giulia, had worked years with Beverly Pepper in Todi and invited our family (and not only) to the show.