GIACOMO QUARENGHI,
ARCHITECT IN ST. PETERSBURG


Year:
1994
Lenght: 23 min
Copyright: Alberto Cima

Direction, screenplay, cinematography and editing:: Alberto Cima
with the collaboration of: Paola Ratti, Ekaterina Artiukhova, Konstantin Artiukhov, Igor Povolotskij, Svetlana Somova.

Editing Consultant: Matteo Cima
Italian and Russian Editions
Financed:
Assessorato alla Cultura della Provincia di Bergamo



Subject:

Filmed in Russia. The artistic itinerary and life of Giacomo Quarenghi, born in 1744 in Capiatone of Rota Imagna (Bergamo), a fistful of houses linked to the outside world by a narrow mule track. He was summoned to Russia, to the court of the Tsars, by Catherine II, a great admirer of Quarenghi. In St. Petersburg between the end of the 1700s and the start of the 1800s, a great number of palaces designed by him are built. He is a lonely man, despite the fevour of one of the most scintillating courts in Europe which surrounds him.