Exhibition catalogue edited by Forma Edizioni and Tornabuoni Art Parigi. Essays by Alexandra Zingone.
B/n and coloured illustrations, 160 pages, 25×31 cm, Italian/English, 2023.
Painting and Poetry. Ungaretti and the Art of Seeing, presented on the occasion of the exhibition at Tornabuoni Art Paris, celebrates the convergence of literature and visual arts through the figure of the Italian poet Giuseppe Ungaretti (Alexandria, Egypt 1888 – Milan 1970).
Ungaretti met Picasso, de Chirico, Severini in Paris on the eve of the First World War. Many years later, in Rome, he met Italian artists such as Dorazio, Capogrossi and Burri, among others. The intensity of these encounters, from Paris to Rome, made him more than a privileged witness of an unprecedented artistic period. Nurturing a deep fascination for painting, Ungaretti developed his own literary style in the continuity of languages, making possible a true encounter between the arts.
Establishing a link between poetry and painting, the catalogue is a continuation of the gallery’s exploration of the dialogue between artistic disciplines.
Literary critic Alexandra Zingone is a leading expert on Ungaretti’s poetry and his correspondence with the artists he met.