De Petrillo: Jackets Delineating Autumnal Cityscapes

Exploring the artistic, architectural and spiritual landscape of the city of Naples, De Petrillo’s new collection uncovers the cardinal elements of the underlying facets of beauty that these three expressions offer the city.  

Ascending out of the chaotic, exquisitely dilapidated grandeur of inner-city Naples to the north – a spiralling steep climb, will take you up to the Capodimonte Museum, the former Bourbon Royal Palace. It is an art museum like no other, where some of the most important works from artists such as Titian, Caravaggio and Raphael hang in typical ununiformed curatorial fashion. Akin to the city itself there appears to be no order which only escalates the mystique of the city and the museum. Its facade is a uniquely faded red where in the fall at the Real Bosco di Capodimonte, its serene garden captures the evening light where it strikes through the canopy of trees and warms the carpet of red. It creates a picture of rich tones, such as burgundy, camel and earthy green.


    Freddie Anderson


    August 2020


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