Unique photos of Pasolini, Eco, Ionesco, Minelli on display, Sept. 27-Oct. 19 — Free and open to the public. New York University’s Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, located at 24 W. 12th Street, will host an exhibition of photographs by Lorenzo Capellini entitled Portrait and Landscape of Arts. The exhibition opens at 6 p.m. on Monday, September 27, and is on display weekdays from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Tuesday, October 19. For further information the public may call (212)998-8739.

The photography of Capellini takes the viewer through an unusual journey into the streets of Italy, through the faces and bodies (not only Italian) of the protagonists of artistic and cultural life in Italy during the last 50 years. His portraits are “characters of a story.” Capellini’s photography avoids the sterile perfection of pose studies and prefers to let faces without make-up, even with wrinkles and dark circles under the eyes speak about life and art. Although his backgrounds are picturesque – Taormina, Venezia, Pietrasanta – Capellini always discovers an original perspective and a discrete and accessible beauty.

Among the photographs on display will be: “Pier Paolo Pasolini, Venice, 1974”; “Giuseppe Ungaretti, Milan, 1970”; Umberto Eco and Arthur Miller, Milan, 1992”; Riccardo Muti, Milan Teatro della Scala, 1998”; “Eugene Ionesco, Taormina, 1972”; “Patti Smith, Venice, 1976”; and “Liza Minelli, Milan, 1978”.

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