Verba Picta. Testo e immagine nel patrimonio artistico e letterario della seconda metà del Novecento
Speakers: Mario Domenichelli, Federic Fastelli, Teresa Spignoli. In collaboration with the Dipartimento di Lingue, Letterature e Studi Interculturali dell’Università di Firenze.
The research project Verba Picta. Interrelazione tra testo e imagine nel patrimonio artistico e letterario della seconda metà del Novecento is financed by MIUR through the plan “FIRB- Futuro in ricerca 2010”, and it is located, since 2012, by the Dipartimento di Lingue, Letterature e Studi Interculturali dell’Università di Firenze. The first part of the title recalles the interactive relation between images and words characterizing Western civilization, from miniature codes to alexandrine calligrams, up to the precious editions with artists’ illustrations that developed in modern times (art editions, illustrated books, artists’ books). The second part, on the other hand, focuses the attention on a specific time span, that is, from 1950 to 2000, with specific reference both to the artistic patrimony and the literary one, underlining the intersection of the two fields within a cultural context rich and varied, made up of exchanges amongst poets, critics, painters and musicians. Names such as Quasimodo, Ungaretti, Montale, Luzi, Sinisgalli, De Libero, Zanzotto, Giudici, Sereni, Sanguineti, Pagliarini, Balestrini, whose work is analized in relation to the activity of artists such as Fontana, Dorazio, Baj, Novelli, Valentini and many more: in addition to these, the protagonists of the word-visual experimentation as Pignotti, Marcucci, Caruso and Spatola.
The web site www.verbapicta.it – the fundamental result of the project – offers a rich catalogue of art editions, illustrated volumes and artists’ books realized in collaboration with poets and painters, with images of the works, information on the publishing houses and on the authors. During the presentation the consultation process and how to access the virtual catalogue, together with the research instruments on the site, will be illustrated.
Freed admittance while seats last. The access to the museum is not included.