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Poets/Painters/Poets

From 05 November To 10 December
Palazzo Banca d'Alba
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Luigi Bartolini, Filippo de Pisis, Franco Fortini, Mario Lattes, Carlo Levi, Eugenio Montale, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Giuseppe Zigaina. Artists of the twentieth century often featuring different forms of expression, but yet united by a common characteristic: at the beginning of their career they experienced different art forms before choosing the one they would take up. To investigate these traits and the interaction between visual art and poetic writing in some of these personalities who left a mark on the Italian cultural background, the Fondazione Bottari Lattes, thanks to the support of Banca D'Alba and in collaboration with the International Alba White Truffle Fair, presents the new exhibition Poets/Painters/Poets, curated by Marco Vallora at Palazzo Banca D'Alba.

Obviously, this phenomenon is not only Italian – explains the curator Marco Vallorabut in Italy it had some very curious results: artists who at the beginning of their journey are undecided on which road to follow: whether to be painters, poets, musicians or writers. Definitely not Montale, who will never divert from his poetic vocation (although in his early years he wanted to become a baritone and he sang until late). However, at some point in his career as a poet, almost graduated, maybe to defy his painters friends, he began to draw, engrave, mess with colors, convinced to be he is equally great as a painter and as a poet. De Pisis gives him a wonderful ‘Il Beccaccino’ (the snipe), inspired by his verses. Montale, pretty haughty, replies: ‘You would not believe, I am a painter too, and perhaps even better than you”.

The exhibition is complemented by a catalogue of the works on display, with the presentation of Marco Vallora.

Poets/Painters/Poets
Bartolini, De Pisis, Fortini, Lattes, Levi, Montale, Pasolini and Zigaina
curated by Marco Vallora
Palazzo Banca D'Alba, via Cavour 4 - Alba (CN)
The exhibition is open from November 5 to December 17, 2017
Tuesdays to Fridays from 2.30 pm to 6.30 pm
Saturdays and Sundays from 10.30 am to 6.00 pm
Inauguration open to the public: Saturday, November 4 at 6pm
Free entrance

For further info:
www.fondazionebottarilattes.it - segreteria@fondazionebottarilattes.it – Tel. 0173 789282

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