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More than 300,000 Roman Numerals Extend into Eternity in Emmanuelle Moreaux’s Vibrant Installation

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More than 300,000 Roman Numerals Extend into Eternity in Emmanuelle Moreaux’s Vibrant Installation

A figure walks through a large-scale installation made from thousands of brightly colored Roman numerals in a corridor that gradually changes color.l

“100 colors no.50 ‘SERPENTI’” (2023), BVLGARI SERPENTI 75 Years of Infinite Tales Exhibition, Tokyo, Japan. All images © Emmanuelle Moreaux, shared with permission

French architect and artist Emmanuelle Moureaux unveiled a vibrant, seemingly infinite room in Tokyo to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Bulgari’s iconic coiled jewelry designs. The 50th work in the artist’s 100 colors series (previously), “SERPENTI” reflects timelessness and eternity through elaborate repetition and eternity through elaborate repetition, gradient hues, and a mirrors that transform a single corridor into a never-ending view.

Reflecting the brand’s roots in Rome, Moureaux installed more than 347,000 Roman numerals from 1 to 100—or I to C—onto 100 large, transparent panels, which are cut out in the middle so visitors can walk inside. The numerals are meticulously laid out on a grid to create an endless effect, increasing and changing color the further one ventures into the artwork.

See more on Moureaux’s website and Instagram.

A rainbow-like gradient of Roman numerals installed in a corridor. The colors change from purple to blue to green to orange to pink.

A figure walks through a large-scale installation made from thousands of brightly colored Roman numerals in a corridor that gradually changes color.

A detail of a large-scale installation of thousands of colorful Roman numerals, showing mostly purple letters.

A figure walks through a large-scale installation made from thousands of brightly colored Roman numerals in a corridor that gradually changes color.   A figure walks through a large-scale installation made from thousands of brightly colored Roman numerals in a corridor that gradually changes color.

A rainbow-like gradient of Roman numerals installed in a corridor. The colors change from purple to blue to green to orange to pink.

A detail of a large-scale installation of thousands of colorful Roman numerals, showing mostly green-blue letters.

#color #Emmanuelle Moureaux #installation

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