Il wagnerismo nelle arti visive in Italia: le premesse teoriche, il ruolo centrale di Fortuny

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] Wagnerism in the visual arts in Italy: the theoretical premises, the central role of Fortuny

Paolo Bolpagni

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Abstract

[Autom. eng. transl.] The essay, included in the catalog of the exhibition "Fortuny and Wagner. Wagnerism in the Visual Arts in Italy" (Venice, Palazzo Fortuny, 8 December 2012 - 8 April 2013), edited by Paolo Bolpagni himself, examines wagnerism as a whole in the visual arts in Italy, investigating the theoretical premises of the phenomenon (above all in France, where the notion of "Wagnerian painting" was born with Teodor de Wyzewa, and then in Italy, where the role of Gabriele d'Annunzio and Angelo was fundamental Conti), and then focusing on the figure of Mariano Fortuny, who was the absolute protagonist in this area. Fortuny was in fact the greatest exponent in Italy - and perhaps in Europe - of the artistic strand of Wagnerism, and his "Wagnerian cycle" (a nucleus of forty-seven paintings, plus numerous engravings and scenographic studies) is a summa of his poetry , and covers almost the entire chronological period of a long and successful career, from 1890 to the threshold of death, in 1948. For Fortuny - Spanish by birth and French by education, but established in Italy since 1889 - Wagner was one of the main referents of the imaginary, of aesthetics and of the creative conception elaborated during a multiform activity, which, in accordance with an extended notion of "Gesamtkunstwerk" (or, better, of "Gesamtkünstler"), saw it from time to time painter, sculptor, engraver, photographer, creator of clothes, costumes, sets and lighting systems for the theater.
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] Wagnerism in the visual arts in Italy: the theoretical premises, the central role of Fortuny
Original languageItalian
Title of host publicationFortuny e Wagner. Il wa­gne­rismo nelle arti visive in Italia
EditorsPAOLO BOLPAGNI
Pages15-26
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Fortuny
  • arti visive
  • premesse
  • wagnerismo

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