• Fri. Oct 22nd, 2021

Fornace del Canova, homage to Casanova with Giuseppe Salvatori


May 6, 2021

The spaces for art and sharing are reopening. In the dungeons of Antonio Canova’s Antica Fornace, in the heart of the capital a few steps from Piazza di Spagna, a game of visual, literary and musical emotions is scheduled from 8 to 29 May (every day from 4 to 8 pm) . On display is a large tempera painting on wood by Giuseppe Salvatori, a seductive gondola that recalls Giacomo Casanova, his Venetian Canzon and Nana, the lady to whom the opera is dedicated. We perceive faces and portraits, ambiguous, illusory, en noir et blanc. The text is signed by Emanuele Trevi (a letter to Giuseppe Salvatori), the original music is by Roberto Caravella performed by Simonpietro Cussino. “The Roman painter captures the fascination of eighteenth-century lyric and finds it in the large painting on wood, as unique as its form, as essential as the material spread – reads a note from the Canova 22 Association directed by Fiorenza D’Alessandro – the tempera , where black and white let out shapes in relief tone on tone, and in a short stretch reveal the clear wooden background. At first glance it appears as the design of small jagged waves, but in reality they are the interpenetration of two profiles. L ‘one in the other divided and united in the embrace of a thin chromatic line – continues the note – Imagine yourself just like Giacomo Casanova and his muse Nana “.