Sculpture by Roberto Barni , Passi d'Oro
On the promenade of Doesburg is a sculpture group of the Italian artist Roberto Barni titled "Passi d'Oro" (golden footsteps). Three men, one , two and four meters high departing from the river IJssel seem to come to the city to stroll. The base is designed as a world map, so typical of the men as cosmopolitans
Barni exhibits since the start of the sixties and in 1963 received a scholarship from the city of Florence. He belonged to the artists group Scuola di Pistoia (1964-1969) together with the artists Umberto Gianni Buscioni and Ruffi and the architect Adolfo Natalini In 1965 he received an invitation for the avant-garde exhibition Revort I. Documenti di arte oggettiva in Europe at the Galleria d'Arte Moderna di Palermo in Palermo and in 1977 for the group exhibition Arte in Italia from 1960 to 1977 at the Galleria d'Arte Moderna di Torino in Turin. In 1982 he was awarded a solo exhibition at the Festival dei due Mondi in Spoleto in 1984 and 1988 on behalf Barni Italy invited to participate in the Venice Biennale.
The Italian architect Natalini Barni working together on international architecture projects. They belong to the postmodernist movement. In the Netherlands they worked on the project: IJsselkade in Doesburg, Waagplein in Groningen, Muse in The Hague and Boscotondo in Helmond.
Barni did his work Continuo (1995/2000) a contribution to the sculpture Il Giardino di Daniel Spoerri of the Swiss sculptor Daniel Spoerri in Seggiano in the Tuscany region.
The artist lives and works in Florence