"El Accidente de la Pintura / The Accident of painting"

Permanent site-specific intervention on the roof of the Royal Spanish Academy in Rome, Italy.
June 2010.


The “accident” speaks to the impossibility of preaching to birds, of the arrogant and absurd human purpose, with its inevitable reversal of the fall... in an emblematic place in Rome where tribute is paid to St. Francis of Assisi and where Christian tradition has it that St. Peter was crucified upside-down.

A forgotten terrace at the Royal Academy of Spain in Rome caused El accidente de la pintura (The Accident of Painting), a defeat only visible from the sky.

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Geo Position: 41°53'20.0"N 12°27'58.1"E

Satellite viewSatellite view (zoom 01 & 02) "The limits of landscape""The limits of landscape" Artist BOOK limited ed. General rooftop viewGeneral rooftop view   Detail viewDetail view   Painting process as the upside-downPainting process as the upside-down VIDEO crucifixion of Saint Peter#01 Painting process as the upside-downPainting process as the upside-down VIDEO crucifixion of Saint Peter#02 Painting process as the upside-downPainting process as the upside-down VIDEO crucifixion of Saint Peter#03 General rooftop viewGeneral rooftop view with San Pietro in Montorio church