Storaro is back with Scrivere con la luce: issue of the fourth volume in the series

Vittorio Storaro meets the muses. A narrative device that delves into the sources of inspiration and has become the fourth volume of Scrivere con la luce, an editorial project that began in 2001 with the volume La Luce, followed by I Colori e gli Elementi. After Le Muse, the work will be completed with I Visionari e I Profeti. The volume is conceived, written and drawn as a graphic work by Vittorio Storaro, completed with a series of breath-taking photographs. Le Muse is a richly evocative book, in which, as in the previous three, the images are paged up on a black ground as montage frames. Taken personally by the author, they form an integral part of the narrative.

The volume is divided into three parts. In the first the Muses are paraded one by one. Starting from classicism, for each Storaro weaves together myth, psychology, memories and personal reflections and assigns a colour to each.
"The Muses, by educating our souls, reveal the possibility of being and teach us to have a presence within ourselves.”

In this way, for instance, Melpomene, muse of Tragedy, is the red of seduction, death, rebirth. Terpsichore is the generative power of dance and her colour is orange. To the nine classical muses Storaro adds a tenth: Aura.

"Aura is the energy that has given rise to all things [...] The symbol of all the other nine Muses, as white light symbolizes the seven colours, as it contains them all, the whole."
In the second part Storaro recounts the ten films he worked on from 1995 to 2001, mainly through superimposed images he created during the framing shots with the double exposure technique.
"I increasingly made Photographic/Cinematic images in double exposure, directly in the camera, drawing on all possible references to combine the two different images with a full meaning related to the story I was filming. I felt that in reality as a Photographer (one who expresses himself in a single image) I was missing something, which I was able to complete with a duality of images.”
The third part consists of appendixes, highly articulated and complete, essential to an understanding of Storaro’s life and career. An artist's book that expresses the urge to transmit creativity in all its aspects and as it develops in a continuous interplay between history, myth and inspiration.