Italy for Johann W. Goethe and J. Ruskin represented the country of cultural education and human growth. For both of them the knowledge of the Italian territory took place, before the direct experience with their dreamed journeys, through the pages of numerous volumes. The essay investigates the contribution offered by the poet and scientist of Frankfurt and by the English artist and art critic of the restoration, through the reading of travel reports, their reflections and comparisons, on the theme of conservation of monuments and landscape in Sicily. For Goethe the contemplation of the landscape and the preservation of monuments brought serenity and happiness to men. Almost one hundred years after Goethe, Ruskin remembered that landscape and architecture were bearers of moral values, and in the signs of time, rain and sun, there was life and the mysterious charm of beauty. The search for beauty, embodied in monuments and landscapes, to preserve in authenticity has represented the fundamental mission of their life; mission that they transmitted to our generation and those who will follow us.
|Numero di pagine||6|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Published - 2019|