„Markus Brunetti's photographs depict the facades of Europe's sacred architecture-synagogues, monasteries, and cathedrals-all of which have managed to live through, to paraphrase James Joyce, the nightmare of history.“

ARTFORUM, JUNE 1, 2023, by DONALD KUSPIT – show document (PDF 830 kb)

„For nearly two decades, artist Markus Brunetti has embarked on the near-Sisyphean task of documenting historic cathedrals, churches, monasteries, and synagogues, throughout Europe. His medium of choice is photography, and, in collaboration with his wife and creative partner Betty Schöner, he documents buildings at a granular level:“


„Markus Brunetti’s FACADES III, his third solo reception with Yossi Milo Gallery, continues the storied photographer’s work to capture the beauty and singularity of Europe’s oldest religious institutions.“

MUSÉE MAGAZINE, MARCH 29, 2023, by MAX WIENER – show document (PDF 622 kb)

„Markus Brunetti's enormous photographs pack a healthy jolt of wonder, something more likely felt in the 19th century, when the medium was invented.“

New York Times, April 04, 2018 by Roberta Smith – show document (PDF 1 MB)

„Markus Brunetti's dazzling images of church facades (like Lichfield, Cathedral, 2014-2017 above) take weeks to photograph and years to digitally construct. At Yossi Milo gallery through March 17.“

The New Yorker, March 5, 2018 – show document (PDF 1,3 MB)

„German photographer Markus Brunetti has taken a unique, digital approach to photographing historic monuments. Instead of capturing the buildings and subjects in one shot, Brunetti takes thousands of high resolution, detail shots of a single monument before digitally compiling the images into one larger-than-life portrait.“

Smithsonian.com, February 21, 2018 by Julissa Treviño – show document (PDF 1,7 MB)

„But with the benefit of hindsight and a more deliberate dose of looking at his new images from the ongoing series, I am happy to admit that I underestimated (or misunderstood) Brunetti‘s motivations.“

Collector daily, February 20, 2018 by Loring Knoblauch– show document (PDF 2 MB)

„A breathtaking survey of sacred architecture is on view in the exhibition Markus Brunetti: FACADES- Grand Tour Yossi Milo. Part of an ongoing series of work, the large-scale prints are a tribute to the complex architectural history of European architecture. Structures from Poland, Norway, Spain, Italy and Portugal, among others, are on view.“

Duggal, February 18, 2018– show document (PDF 2,4 MB)

„Markus Brunetti‘s photographs of European churches may not rank with the sublimely typological pictures of architecture by his fellow-Germans Bernd and Hilla Becher, but they are striking accomplishments in their own right.“

New Yorker, February 15, 2018 by Andrea K. Scott– show document (PDF 2,3 MB)

„Ornate architectural grandeur, captured in thousands of digital photograph.“

New Yorker, February 5, 2018 by Andrea K. Scott– show document (PDF 987 KB)

„The exhibit is a result of continuous travel and works with his partner, Betty Schoener, in their self-contained computer lab on wheels. Brunetti exhaustively photographs each facade from bottom to top, taking thousands of high-resolution frames over the course of time.“

Blouin art info, January 24, 2018 by Nicolette Loizou – show document (PDF 987 KB)

„To me, they‘re akin to photographic drawings on paper similar to the architects‘ or builders‘ original plans and the engravings of Old Masters,“ says Milo.

Architectural Digest, February 2, 2018 by Brook Mason– show document (PDF 2,2 MB)

„El artista alemán Markus Brunetti lleva desde 2005 fotografiando iglesias y catedrales de toda Europa para mostrarlas desde una perspectiva completamente frontal, imposible para el ojo humano.“

Matador, November, 2017– show document (PDF 3,9 MB)

„At first glance, you'd be forgiven for thinking that this is simply a photography show, featuring images of various famous churches - but looks can be very deceiving. For more than a decade, Brunetti and partner Betty Schoner have traveled around.“

Blog of the courtier Hongkong, August 24, 2017 by William Newton– show document (PDF 1,3 MB)

„In the tradition of Bernd and Hilla Becher’s serial documentation of German industrialization, Brunetti records the façade of each structure in a precise and regulated manner.“

www.chazen.wisc.edu, October, 2016– show document (PDF 0,8 MB)

„The approach: shooting a few square inches of a building at a time, from top to bottom, taking thousands of pictures…. over several weeks - or years…..“

Departures, Fall 2016– show document (PDF 3,2 MB)

„Never have churches been depicted in such a way.“

The Eye of Photography, September 26, 2016, Nathalie Herschdorfer– show document (PDF 0,32 MB)

„Viewers of the Facades series- over a hundred churches so far- may find themselves a little disturbed. The precision brought to representing the architecture is troubling. What has happened to the cathedrals of Cologne, Chartres, or Paris?“

Travel and Leisure, Thessaly La Force, September 19, 2016– show document (PDF 1,4 MB)

„Look closely: these aren’t a sightseer’s snapshots.“

Camera No 4, Nathalie Herschdorfer, September 2016– show document (PDF 5,3 MB)

„Chazen exhibit blows up cathedral photographs with precise detail“

Badger Herald, Hunter Reed, September 8, 2016– show document (PDF 1,1 MB)

„Denn diese geheimnisvoll-hyperrealistischen Aufnahmen, mit denen Brunetti in den vergangenen Monaten in den internationalen Medien stürmischen Beifall erntete, lassen einen die Gotteshäuser von Chartres oder Reims, von Orvieto oder Rom in einer derart magischen Vergegenwärtigung erleben, dass man glaubt, sie zum ersten Mal richtig zu sehen.“

Neue Zürcher Zeitung, August 12, 2016, Roman Hollenstein– show document (PDF 0,24 MB)

„Brunetti photographie chaque fragment tel un scanner de haute définition pour ensuite réunir numériquement toutes ses images en un ensemble cohérent.“

Tempslibre.ch, June 16, 2016– show document (PDF 0,3 MB)

„The large photographic images at Yossi Milo of Markus Brunetti’s Facades series are completely mesmerizing as he has chosen some of the most beautiful buildings of cathedrals and churches from Moorish, Renaissance and Gothic periods and rendered them in such exquisite detail that they almost feel like etchings.“

museemagazine.com, March 2016– show document (PDF 3,8 MB)

“both the wholes and the details of these wondrous structures with an accuracy far surpassing the human eye” “astonishing”

New York Times, Roberta Smith, October 16, 2015 – show document (PDF 0,1 MB)

„Né d'un père architecte, Markus Brunetti s'est tôt intéressé à la photographie numérique en ce qu'elle aurait le potentiel de représenter les façades le plus objectivement possible, sans distorsion, avec la perspective la plus effacée possible. Pour lui la façade des bâtiments ne doit pas être telle que le piéton la contemple, mais telle que l'architecte l'a conçue.“

Galerie Photo, Henri Peyre , October, 2015 – show document (PDF 1,6 MB)

„Seamless Digital Collages Capture Europe’s Church Facades“

Hyperallergic, Claire Voon, October 15, 2015 - show document (PDF 0,2 MB)

„A bit like the real Chartres, Markus Brunetti‘s photo of the French cathedral must be seen in person to be appreciated.“

PDN Photo of the day, October 9, 2015 - show document (PDF 0,7 MB)

„The Photograph Jerry Saltz Can’t Stop Thinking About“

New York Magazin, Jerry Saltz, October 7, 2015 - show document (PDF 0,1,2 MB)

„Markus Brunetti Exquisitely Photographs the Cathedrals of Europe“

Architectural Digest, Stefanie Waldek, September 2015 - show document (PDF 0,4 MB)

„Out of scale! Entitled Facades, Markus Brunetti’s technical drawings express the monumental nature of great religious buildings.“

domus, Jean-Michel Landecy, September 18, 2015 - show document (PDF 0,4 MB)

„Divine intervention: Markus Brunetti´s imposing architectural icons“

Wallpaper, Brook S Mason, September 9, 2015 - show document (PDF 0,1 MB)

„The German photographer has been traveling across Europe, capturing the exteriors of churches in minute detail“

Financial times, James Knight, September 4, 2015 - show document (PDF 0,4 MB)

“The longer I work on ‘Facades,’ the more I am fascinated by the variety and complexity ofthe buildings.“

slate, David Rosenberg, August 20, 2015 - show document (PDF 0,4 MB)

„The German photographer Markus Brunetti doesn’t have a home. For the past 10 years, he has been traveling through Western Europe in a truck with his partner, Betty Schoener, photographing the facades of churches, cathedrals and cloisters in minute detail.“

New York Times Style Magazine, Jamie Sims, August 20, 2015 - show document (PDF 0,4 MB)

„Brunetti transforms them into the most exquisite of time capsules, laden with the coded iconography of bygone centuries.“

Los Angeles Review of Books, Michael Kurcfeld, August 6, 2015 - show document (PDF 0,4 MB)

„La Découverte“

Liberation, Gilles Renault et Clementine Mercier, July 17, 2015 - show document (PDF 0,4 MB)

„Markus Brunetti’s monumental series, Facades, is the closest thing you’ll get to a modern-day Grand Tour, capturing European cathedrals and churches in the kind of extraordinary detail that eludes even first-hand experience.“

British Journal of Photography, Simon Bainbridge, July 13, 2015 - show document (PDF 0,3 MB)

„Avec ses impressionnantes „façades“ d´eglises, Markus Brunetti réinvente la photographie d´architecture“

La Croix, Armelle Canitrot, July 20, 2015 - show document (PDF 1 MB)

„Seine Bilder strahlen eine stille Erhabenheit aus, die Betrachter sofort in ihren Bann zieht: Markus Brunetti fotografiert die sakralen Bauwerke Europas in kompromisslos frontaler Perspektive. Das MAKK zeigt seine Werke großformatig - darunter auch den Kölner Dom.“

Köln.de 2014 - show document (PDF 0,9 MB)

„Neun Jahre lang hat Markus Brunetti Kirchen in der ganzen Welt fotografiert. Seine spektakulären Werke sind jetzt in einer Schau im Kölner Museum für angewandte Kunst zu bestaunen. Ein Pflichttermin nicht nur für Liebhaber des Doms.“

Kölner Stadtanzeiger, Michael Kohler, October 27, 2014 - show document (PDF 0,6 MB)

„Hinter dem schlichten Titel "FACADES. Kathedralen, Kirchen, Klöster in Europa" verbirgt sich ein spektakuläres Projekt mit atemberaubenden Bildern.“

katholisch.de, Alexander Brüggemann, August 20, 2014 - show document (PDF 0,6 MB)

„»Hingehen! Ansehen!«, mehr möchte ich eigentlich gar nicht über die Ausstellung FACADES von Markus Brunetti im MAKK schreiben. Denn weder die hier darstellbaren Bilder noch schönste Worte können den tatsächlichen Eindruck dieser 29 Werke wirklich wiedergeben.“

Köln Architektur, Uta Winterhager, August 22, 2014 - show document (PDF 0,2 MB)


Brunetti Press Releases 2016 - show document (PDF 15 MB)


Brunetti All Press Releases 2014-2015- show document (PDF 20 MB)