This is an ode to the silhouettes of the rooflines of some of central Italy’s most picturesque hilly towns. Like my previous post, I invite you to think about something that isn’t there. Let’s talk about negative space.
Negative space is the residual of occupied space, but does not equate to empty space. However, it’s often perceived as such. Consequently, the occupied space gets our attention. This is not a bad thing, occupied space obviously can be very interesting. You, for example, are a very beautiful representation of occupied space (writer winks at reader). And so is, as I found, Italian medieval and Renaissance architecture. But traveling through Italy made me realise something else. It made me appreciate the negative space of architecture so much more. And I pursue to convince you of the same by going on a short photographic trip to three Italian towns. Let’s visit Urbino, Perugia and Siena, and take a look at their incredibly attractive negative space.
These Italian towns have historical architectural centers. Narrow streets with buildings close together, going up four or five floors, as they evolved along with the city.