The exhibition pays homage to Michelangelo Antonioni, master of modernity, who had a major influence on art and cinema and he probed the human soul with a modern eye, analyzing the anxieties of the contemporary world.

Ferrara, March 8th, 2013 – Eni is a partner for the exhibition “Lo sguardo di Michelangelo. Antonioni e le arti" (Michelangelo’s gaze. Antonioni and the arts) and of the educational didactic project “Guardare il mondo con altri occhi‘ (Looking at the world with different eyes), which will take place in Ferrara, Palazzo dei Diamanti between 10th March and 9th June, 2013.

The exhibition pays homage to Michelangelo Antonioni, master of modernity, who had a major influence on art and cinema and he probed the human soul with a modern eye, analyzing the anxieties of the contemporary world. For the first time, this exhibition will investigate the work of the ferrarese director through its connection with other forms of art, comparing his creations to the paintings of great artists of the twentieth century who also appeared in his films, including Rothko, Pollock, Morandi and De Chirico.

Eni will also be the sole partner of the educational didactic project “Guardare il mondo con altri occhi‘ (Looking at the world with different eyes), which is dedicated to Antonioni’s cinema. This will offer schools, families and adults an opportunity to discover or focus on the work of the director from Ferrara, who was able to establish a profound dialogue with other artistic languages, especially painting. The project will involve various interdisciplinary activities which are focused on the interactive involvement of visitors.

Thanks to the cooperation of different local institutions and associations, as well as the contributions of experts from a wide variety of backgrounds, it has been identified a series of itineraries which can help and inspire people visiting the exhibitions in Palazzo Diamanti. In this context, thanks to experimental itineraries for primary and secondary schools, and the principle of edutainment, which enables children to learn whilst appealing to their interests and curiosities, a series of plays, catalogues written and illustrated by sector experts, meetings and digital products for didactics have been organized and developed.

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