abstract architecture abstract photography contemporary art cultural architecture fine art Giuliano Vollaro Italy



// Giuliano is based in Naples, Italy. Always attracted by art and in particular by music, he studied arts at the University of Bologna. In his home city Naples the artistic, cultural and landscape heritage is a continuous source of inspiration. This series show the interior of a Neapolitan hospital´s cancer ward. The entrance and the central staircase have been decorated in strong colors to exorcise the pain.

Over the years Giuliano switched from playing the tenor sax to playing with a camera, a language that today best expresses his way of seeing the world. “What will I do when I grow up? Be a photographer,” he says jokingly.

“Mere color, unspoiled by meaning, and unallied with definite form, can speak to the soul in a thousand different ways.”

Oscar Wilde

What draws you to the arts?

“The ability to represent what is not immediately visible to the eye.”

What do you like best about the series about the hospital?

“The use of strong colors in a place of care and suffering.”

The Antonio Cardarelli hospital is a highly specialized hospital and university structure of national importance based in Naples. The construction of the hospital began in 1927, designed and executed by the architect Alessandro Rimini, and was partly completed in 1934, but later added to and officially opened and put into operation in 1942. The complex was built on a hill with a panoramic view over the city. The complex was named after Antonio Cardarelli, a well-known clinician famous for his research.

When Giuliano visited the hospital, he could not help but be impressed by the vibrant colours of the cancer ward. Walking up those stairs must be like stepping into a painting. We love bright colours too. If you were sick and had to stay in a hospital, would you not prefer something like this to drab white walls?

Click on the photos to see a larger image. Some images may be cropped for layout.


To see more of his photography visit Giuliano´s website and his Instagram page .

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