Turin between cinema and art

On January, 23rd, the exhibition “Gianini and Luzzati. Cartoons” was inaugurated at the National Museum of Cinema in Turin. The exhibition at the Mole Antonelliana will be on the calendar until 12th May 2013.

For the first time the original materials of animation movies will be put on display of these two extraordinary artists. More than 200 characters, sketches, sets, storyboards testifying the creative process that gave rise to some of the masterpieces of the international animation cinema will be the protagonists of this special exhibition.

The artists collaborated for nearly forty years: Emanuele Luzzati is a Genoese designer, an illustrator and a set designer, whereas Giulio Gianini, born in Rome, is a director of photography and director of the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia in Rome.

Federico Fellini described the cinema of Gianini and Luzzati praising their figurative fantasy, humorous creativity, sense of fairy tale and their brilliant graphics solutions. An accurate synthesis of art of two animators who created their personal style, in which theater, poetry and design turn into a unique cinema.

Gianini’s and Luzzati’s works are known all over the world for their distinctive style, both in art movies and advertising videos, without forgetting about the animated titles for movies such as L’Armata Brancaleone (1966) and Brancaleone alle Crociate (1970) of Monicelli, the masterpieces of animation La Gazza Ladra (1964) and Pulcinella (1973), both nominated for the Academy Awards and L’Italiana in Algeri (1968), l’Omaggio a Rossini (1985) and Il Flauto Magico (1978). At the exhibition, visitors will have the opportunity to retrace and marvel at the creative process from which the most important works of such artists were born.

For this occasion, the screening of some of their movies is scheduled at the Cinema Massimo in Turin, just a few steps from the Mole Antonelliana.

In addition, the museum will organize several educational activities for schools and guided tours for the children. if you want to take part in such activities, please contact the museum on the website www.museonazionaledelcinema.it.

Turin and its Mole await for you to let you enter in the magic and fantastic world of Luzzati and Giannini, until May 12th, and with the collections on permanent exhibition at the National Museum of Cinema.

That’s not all folks! Turin has a lot of surprises in store for you! It’s about art: until 21st April 2013 Turin will host the exhibition “Gerhard Richter – Editions 1965-2012″.

Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo presents Gerhard Richter’s editions, which are part of the Olbricht Collection. Richter is one of the most important and acclaimed German artists of our time.

The Editions are original artworks created not as unique pieces, but in a certain number of copies: prints, photographic editions, paintings, art books, posters… Richter’s works reveal the universal breath with which he sees art, artistic production and image in our society.

About 165 works will be exhibited including subjects known to the great public, which are based on famous paintings: the photographic editions Ema (Nude on a Staircase) and Uncle Rudi, prints like Mao, Elisabeth, Betty, Canary Landscapes and Colour Fields, and multiple like Sphere and Mirror, but also editions of paintings like Gray and Fuji, and for the first time in Italy the tapestries Abdu, Iblan, Yusuf, Musa.

The editions of the great artist Richter await you in Turin at the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo until April, 21st.

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