Disegnare sogni: il cinema di Silvano Campeggi

Palazzo Blu
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The new exhibition of Palazzo Blu, promoted by Fondazione Palazzo Blu and curated by Giorgio Bacci, with the patronage of the Scuola Normale Superiore and the City of Pisa, thanks to a wealth of iconographic documentation (including a number of original sketches and photo scenes for a A total of more than 100 works), returns to the visitor the complexity and variety of Silvano (Nano) Campings' graphic design, enabling a wide audience to admire the posters and movie posters produced by one of the major billboards between 1946 and 1969, And to enter the same image production mechanism.
Ben Hur and Windswept, Roman Vacations and Singing in the Rain, Grace Kelly and Audrey Hepburn, Clarke Gable and James Dean are just a few of the films and actors that 'the first sentimental artifact' (definition by Gian Piero Brunetta) Silvano Campeggi, has immortalized in its over 3,000 posters. 'Nano', as he signs in his works, was surely one of the most famous and well-known movie poster illustrators, to be sent directly to Hollywood to portray live Marilyn Monroe on the release of Il Principe and the ballerina (1957).
In about twenty years of intense activity, Campeggi has changed the way of viewing cinemas and related advertising. It has been cleared of stylistics and accents still tied to popular eighteenth-century publishing and, by ferrying the 'medial' image into Contemporary era, has been able to combine an exceptional artistic ability with new times, accelerated, image reading, building the visual and cultural imagery of entire generations.
Promoted by: Palazzo Blu Foundation with the patronage of the Normale Superiore Scuola and the City of Pisa. Edited by: Giorgio Bacci. Catalog: Draw Dreams: Silvano Campeggi cinema (1946-1969), edited by G. Bacci, Pisa, Felici editore, 2017. Text Italian / English
Tuesday - Friday: 10 - 19
Saturday - Sunday and public holidays: 10 - 20
The ticket office closes an hour before