Vintage photographic works by Pierluigi Praturlon – Video projection by Alessandro Amaducci
Pierluigi Praturlon (Roma 1924 – Roma 1999)
The special presentation of “On Cinema” includes about 30 original photographic works by Pierluigi Praturlon. All prints (vintage in various sizes) feature iconic portraits of Marcello Mastroianni, Anita Ekberg, Raquel Welch, Peter Sellers, Frank Sinatra, Liz Taylor and others. Many of the works are signed and they were acquired directly from the photographer’s archive; they were originally found among few stacks of prints which were made near the negative dates for editorial purposes. Pierluigi built his career as a “movie set photographer” collaborating with the major production companies from Hollywood and having the chance to exclusively shoot on relevant film locations in the 50’s and 60’s such as Ben Hur, La Dolce Vita, Matrimonio all’italiana, The Pink Panther and so on. He gradually established himself, becoming the so called “Prince of Italian Photographers”. His talent and passion for photo-portraits lead him to sign a 20 years professional agreement with Sophia Loren.
Alessandro Amaducci (Torino 1967)
Sandra Lischi defined Alessandro Amaducci as a radical experimenter, explorer in cinematography techniques and special effects; as well artist, scholar, professor. His profile is very unique in the Italian cultural scene. He visually works through symbolic images, poetic references, philosophical echoes, memories, being able to unravel a filmic reflexion – with a mix of analogical and digital approach – enriched by metaphors and linked with other arts. He is introducing a video project made for Photology, dated 2004, realized for the iconic show A Flash of Art (Roma – Palazzo Venezia). In collaboration with Istituto Luce, the artist reviewed tons of rare material in the Cinecittà archives, in order to select the best possible unseen imagery of la dolce vita era in Rome. With a unique artistic and syncopathic re-editing, Amaducci merges original sounds and video-images, a real flash of art.
A special selection of books on cinema is available at the Belvedere bookshop.