L’archivio fotografico di Antonino Leto della Galleria Beatrice

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Abstract

The essay "Antonino Leto's photographic archive of the Beatrice Gallery" presents the census of an unpublished corpus of photographs of paintings by the well-known Sicilian artist and offers the opportunity to reconsider and retrace, in the light of the most up-to-date historical-critical debate, main stages of Leto's artistic career. For Antonino Leto the expressive potential of the technological medium, which since its appearance has exercised a great fascination on various painters, become a precious tool for the documentation of the work of art that lends itself well to the historical-artistic investigation that allows identify a large group of unpublished works by the painter and identify numerous and detailed visual evidence between the photographs taken by important figures of the culture of the time and some of Leto's best known paintings.The photographic archive in question therefore arouses a strong interest not only for the high quality level of the photographs it collects but also because it allows the study of unpublished works of unknown location, which otherwise would have remained unknown, offering a lively and updated overview. on the Sicilian artist's production.
Lingua originaleItalian
EditorePalermo University Press
Numero di pagine100
ISBN (stampa)978-88-31919-80-7
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2018

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