2021 American Association for Italian Studies Annual Conference, Virtual
IAS-Sponsored Session

Italian Art and Architecture on Film: An Interdisciplinary Overview

Thurs June 3, 3pm - 4pm - P40

Organizer and Chair: Ornella Castiglione, University of Milan-Bicocca

This session explores citations of Italian architecture, sculpture or painting in cinematographic production. Well-known cases of direct pictorial quotation include Pier Paolo Pasolini, Luchino Visconti, and more recently, Paolo Sorrentino. This topic will be addressed from the perspective of moving images (cinema and audiovisual media) and art direction (production and channels of use) by scholars from different backgrounds. Interdisciplinary approaches in this field can help general audiences, as well as students, to maintain an active interest in Italian art and architecture and to enhance, promote, and critique artistic heritage.


Claudio Bisoni, University of Bologna
Use and Misuse of Italian Heritage on Screen: The Medici TV Series
Peter Benson Miller, La Quadriennale and LUISS Business School of Rome
The Art of Adventure: Antonioni and the Rome New York Art Foundation
Elena Paroli, ENS of Lyon, Post-Doctoral Researcher
Il movimento come forma simbolica: Ejzenštejn lettore di Leonardo da Vinci
Stefania Portinari, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice
Living Works of Art and Pale Blue Sheep. Going on Vacation at the Venice Biennale in 1978
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