A couple of images made for Dante Plus 2017, an upcoming exhibition to celebrate the poet Dante Alighieri and his Divine Comedy. The project features 30+ internationally recognized illustrators and artists.
It has been 25 years since Italian actor Ugo Tognazzi died. To celebrate one of the greatest actor of his generation, association Tapirulan asked 33 artists to create a poster artwork inspired by one of Tognazzi's movies. Here's my contribution, "Tragedy of a Ridiculous Man" (1981).
The exhibition is called 33T d'autore. You can visit it at Spazio Tapirulan (Corso XX Settembre 22, Cremona, Italy) until November 22.
A portrait of Massimo Vignelli, the acclaimed graphic designer best known for his design of the New York City subway map.
Glad to know that San Antonio Spurs' player Marco Belinelli won the Three-Point Shootout at the 2014 NBA All-Star Weekend in New Orleans. Born in Bologna, he played in both teams of our city between 2001 and 2007 before moving to NBA.
Visiting the island of Key West, Florida inspired me this portrait of Ernest Hemingway, who lived there during the 30's. The fishbone-beard refers to one of his best-known works, The Old Man and the Sea (1952).
Il Divo (2008)
Il Divo is a biographical drama film directed by Paolo Sorrentino. It is based on the figure of Italian politician Giulio Andreotti (1919-2013), who has died today. Andreotti began his government career in 1947. He was suspected of having a long-standing relationships with people who were connected with Mafia and terrorism and responsible for murders and massacres over the 70's and 80's.
Witty and self-ironic, he declares on one occasion: "Aside from the Punic Wars, which I was too young for, I have been blamed for everything that happened in Italy".
Probably we'll never know the truth about those facts.
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