Saturday, March 8, 2014

La Cappella di Sol LeWitt e David Tremlett: A Short Hike in La Morra

Left: Poppies and View of La Morra; Center and Right: View of La Cappella
Poppies and View of La MorraView of La CappellaView of La Cappella

The SS. Madona della Grazie was a small, never-consecrated chapel, in Brunate, La Morra. It was acquired by the Ceretto family in 1976. Ceretto commissioned the reinterpretation of the chapel by American artist Sol Lewitt (1928 – 2007) and English artist David Tremlett (1914 - ). Lewitt worked on the outside, and Tremlett on the inside of the chapel.

When we first saw this brightly colored chapel while researching ideas for things to do in Piemonte, we knew we had to see it. We started out in La Morra, Piazza Castello and walked down and out of La Morra, right to the chapel. It took us a few hours of leisurely walking – stopping to examine flowers and bugs and look back at the view of La Morra on the hill. This hike and six others are in contained in the map I sette sentieri di la Morra.

Left: Looking Inside of the Cappella di Sol LeWitt e David Tremlett; Center: Looking Out; Right: Colored South Wall
Looking Inside of the Cappella di Sol LeWitt e David TremlettInside of the Cappella di Sol LeWitt e David TremlettColored South Wall

Left: Fence Made of Barrel Slats; Center: Horsetails and La Morra; Right: Approaching the Cappella
Fence Made of Barrel SlatsHorsetails and La MorraApproaching the Cappella

Plants Along the Way: Purple Ice Plant Flowers and Poppy with LocustPlants Along the Way: Purple Ice Plant Flowers and Poppy with LocustPlants Along the Way: Purple Ice Plant Flowers and Poppy with Locust

Left and Center: Signs Describing the Cappella; Right: Cappella with La Morra in the Background
Signs Describing the CappellaSigns Describing the CappellaCappella with La Morra in the Background

Views Approaching La Cappella della Madonna delle Grazie
 Views Approaching La Cappella della Madonna delle GrazieViews Approaching La Cappella della Madonna delle GrazieViews Approaching La Cappella della Madonna delle Grazie

I Sette Sentieri Map Cover and Example Sentiero
I Sette Sentieri Map CoveExample Sentiero

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