The art of drawing meets cinema with illustrations by Luca Musk. The Amidei and Zavattini spaces of the Casa del Cinema host Il cinema in uno sguardo, the exhibition that pays homage to Italian and international cinema through a rich selection of iconic images worked by the artist as a basis for a new and powerful digital processing. Thanks to digital art, images, fragments, frames from great movies, famous actors, and memorable scenes acquire new energy while Musk plays with the collective imagination.
The 13 sections of the exhibition trace decades of cinema history through 120 works obtained with different techniques: pencil, monochromatic watercolors, colored ink, and digital art.
The Sul set section displays images from Roman Holidays, Blade Runner, Rear window, and Escape from Alcatraz. La danza nel cinema, panels dedicated to Metropolis, The Piano, Suspiria, Dirty dancing, and Black swan. Comicità italiana e internazionale, works on great classics such as Dr. Strangelove, Trading Places, Febbre da cavallo, and My Friends. Dipingere la paura portrays the pure emotional tension of The House with Laughing Windows and Clockwork Orange. The section dedicated to the Western, the reworkings of Django Unchained, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly and Dead Man. In the Cinema Sensuale section, the drawings depict Malena, Scandalous Gilda, Basic Instinct, and Cemetery Man. Amici e complici, those dedicated to The Sting, Diabolik, Papillon, and a focus on the relationship between Pasolini and Totò.
Lo sguardo delle muse del cinema, a special section, celebrates three first-class stars of the big screen: Monica Vitti, Catherine Deneuve, and Grace Kelly. Emozioni monocromatiche, for which Musk has adopted a single dominant chromatic technique, is dedicated to masterpieces such as Melancholia, Blade Runner, and The Great Escape.
The tour ends with the sections dedicated to Le coppie nel cinema: David Lynch and Isabella Rossellini, Robert De Niro and Elizabeth McGovern. The Cinema sconosciuto e sorprendente portrays Wild Orchid, The shining, Perfect Strangers. The historical transition Dall’analogico al digitale presents Doctor Strangelove, Eyes wide shut, and Diabolik, while the Sguardo Innamorato, Cemetery man, Top Gun, and actresses Sharon Stone and Audrey Hepburn.