Passi d'Oro, Golden footsteps

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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

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Comments (80)

Alina Sbitneva on November 19, 2012

Interesting statue. L Alina

luky99ful on November 20, 2012

Amazing art work! LIKE - 51, Greetings, Luky.

sogesehen on November 21, 2012

Interessante Proportionen :)ys M

Nenad Obradovic on November 22, 2012

Very nice photo L+F

Hakan UZUN on November 24, 2012

Very nice compo. Plenty Greetings from Turkey.

MarioTs - NO Views on November 26, 2012

hihihi... papà gamba lunga !! )))

K@rin on November 27, 2012

hello dear Friends

thanks a lot for all the lovely compliments and likes

special thanks if you have put a YS

warm greetings Karin

K@rin on November 27, 2012

Mario :)))

Сергей Миронов on November 27, 2012

Замечательное фото!

K@rin on November 27, 2012

Thanks for the beautiful compliment Сергей Миронов

CvD on November 28, 2012

Hi Karin,

This shot reminds me on a very nice expression of dreams of a special guy whom delighted generations and generations of people!

Great superposition of visions you brought in this shot!

Warmest regards,


Reiner Vogeley on December 1, 2012

Beautiful photo with wonderful colors. like! & Y*

Best regards, Reiner

K@rin on December 2, 2012

Hello CvD thanks for attaching this great song, and thanks for the super comment, awrm greetings to you

Hello Reiner thanks for the beautiful compliment with like and YS , kind greetings to you

van vuuren on December 5, 2012

Big like

Chinappi on December 7, 2012

Of course, I LIKE it. I will try to make my best ...

See you soon… Best regards from Grasse, in France.


ALLWO - I LIKE PANOR… on December 8, 2012

Hallo K@rin - Glückwunsch und LIKE 59 von Wolfgang - Du hast die interessanten Figuren ganz wunderbar in Dein schönes Bild gebracht ... Herzliche Grüße zum Advent -

K@rin on December 9, 2012

hello Stephan thanks for the big like , best wishes to you

Hello Bernard thanks for the lovely visit etc. :) , warm greetings to you

Hello Wolfgang thanks for the very lovely comment and like , herzliche grüss zum Advent in return

Stathis Chionidis on December 10, 2012

Dynamic scene and composition.Strong image karin.Groetjes+YS+LIKE.Best wishes.Stathis

dziwnowik on October 10, 2013

♥ ♥ ♥ GOLDEN STAR ♥ LIKE ♥ ♥ ♥

♥ ♥ ♥ greetings from Poland , Peter ♥ ♥ ♥

tofil44 on June 22, 2014

I was waiting a good picture about this original sculpture to the x 3 groupe, It's done, thank you Like 64

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  • Uploaded on November 9, 2012
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