Appointment dedicated to art photography with Aurelio Amendola, protagonist of the new exhibition at the Museo Casa Rusca in Locarno, which will welcome the public until 1 November 2021.
The exhibition wants to pay homage to a man who dedicated his life to representing the world of art. Through a selection of 79 photographs, the visitor will have the opportunity to appreciate one of the most interesting and significant photographic testimonies ever made on the works of the greatest italian and international artistic talents, immortalized with a click of his inseparable Hasselblad, always strictly in analog.
Aurelio Amendola (Pistoia, 1938) during his long career has portrayed the most important exponents of the avant-garde of the twentieth century including De Chirico, Lichtenstein and Warhol. A passion, that for twentieth century art, which also acquires a human value due to the photographer's personal acquaintances with some artists. Friendships that have given rise to important monographic works dedicated to modern sculptors and painters including Marini, Burri, Manzù and Kounelis. One of the most original aspects of Amendola's photographic ability concerns his work on sculpture, in particular his interpretation of Michelangelo Buonarroti. The public will be able to admire, for example, the exclusive shots of Michelangelo's three Pietàs: the Rondanini kept at the Castello Sforzesco in Milan, the Pietà of Santa Maria del Fiore in Florence and the famous Vatican Pietà preserved in St. Peter's Basilica. Also for this reason the exhibition path of the last two rooms of the Museum is particularly fascinating: an authentic emotional experience that allows the visitor to penetrate Michelangelo's work with his gaze and mind and savor to the full the main sculptures of the great master of the Renaissance.
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