The venetian Carlo Scarpa (1906-1978) is one of the outstanding 20th century architects – at the same time a key loner who understood his discipline as craftsmanship based art. Next to buildings for museums in Venice, Florence or Venice the gravesite for the businessman Giuseppe Brion in San Vito d’Altivole (Treviso) is one of his main works.
Here he had the unlimited freedom on 2200 square meters to orchestrate a great idea. Water, soil, light and air are connecting with the exposed concrete building (graveyard, pavilion, chapel) to a mediation obligated synthesis of the arts. Seven years after completion of “Tomba Brion” the famous Munich photographer Klaus Kinold had the opportunity to explore this special burial site photographically. On thoughtful constructed black and white pictures but also with subtle colours he is outlining an enraptured place which is translating our concept of becoming and going into a big constructed imagery.