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Mario Luzi E L’arte: Da Simone Ai Contemporanei

R Pozzi

Abstract


This contribution deals with Luzi’s career as a connoisseur and critic of figurative arts: starting from Luzi’s precocious piece of criticism on Raffaello, the author investigates other works by the Italian writer dealing with art history, theatre and poetry. The works of great artists like Simone Martini, Jacopo Carracci (alias Pontormo) and Giorgio De Chirico were a source of inspiration for Luzi’s Viaggio celeste e terrestre di Simone Martini, Felicità turbate and Avvento notturno. The paper ends with a critical reassessment of Luzi’s friendship with the contemporary painter, Pietro Paolo Tarasco, whose drawings and engravings accompanied Luzi’s final books.




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