One of the most famous and loved figures of the Twentieth century in Italy: Dino Buzzati. He was deeply attached to the city of Milan which celebrates the artist with an exhibition and a series of theatrical and cinematographic events.
The catalogue of the exhibition which concludes the celebrations for the centenary of Buzzati’s birth (1906) is edited by Maria Teresa Ferrari. Sponsored by the Assessorato alla Cultura of Comune di Milano is realized in collaboration with Comune di Belluno and Fondazione Corriere della Sera. An expositive tale which reconstructs Buzzati’s creative workshop and shows the peculiar encounter between word and images realized using many cross-references and correspondences between paintings, newspaper articles and literary works. From Poema a fumetti (1969), the first comics made by an Italian writer which represents the summa of Buzzati’s production, the catalogue follows the organization of the exhibition, showing all the main themes – dreams, anguishes and obsessions, questions about life, love and death – and stylistic features – genres contamination, use of nude, references to pop art – typical of Buzzati’s production.