Piero Tosi: clothes behind the camera
Until 11 January 2015 the Costume Gallery in the Pitti Palace hosts an exhibition dedicated to Piero Tosi year’s achievement award an honorary Oscar for lifetime achievement with the following motivation “Piero Tosi, a visionary whose incomparable costumes exceed the time doing live art in the film “.
The Master has worked for years as a theatrical costume designer, then establishing itself especially in the cinema alongside great directors, including Luchino Visconti, Vittorio De Sica, Federico Fellini, Mauro Bolognini, Liliana Cavani, Franco Zeffirelli and Pier Paolo Pasolini.
Tosi has made use of theatrical tailors prestige, like that of Umberto Tirelli, with whom he collaborated again today after many years after the death of the latter.
The view, entitled “Tribute to Maestro Piero Tosi. The art of the costumes from the Donation Tirelli “, offers fifteen costumes by Piero Tosi displayed in the ballroom of the museum, in setting coordinated by Mauro Linari, and constitute a core of great historical importance and undeniable charm of the rich donation made by Umberto Tirelli Costume Gallery in 1986, including historical clothing and costumes, theatrical and film.
The Superintendent of the State Museums of Florence, Cristina Acidini, explained that “this selection of costumes taken from the Donation Tirelli is not only the well-known creativity of Tosi in a variety of ages and types, but takes us through the best films of the greatest Italian directors of the twentieth century “.
Among the costumes designed by Tosi which can be viewed in the exhibition include Medea (film: “Medea”, directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini, interpreter: Call Maria), Elizabeth (film: “Ludwig”, directed by Luchino Visconti, interpreter: Romy Schneider), Giuliana Hermil (film: “L’innocente”, directed by Luchino Visconti, interpreter: Laura Antonelli); the latter two are the result of its partnership with Luchino Visconti, who gave birth to masterpieces based on a philological rigor perfect, “Which are complementary – as explained by the Director of the Galleria del Costume, Catherine Chiarelli – revealing the complexity of expression of the Master, inventiveness and creativity unleashed by the characters atavistic, almost tribal in the film Medea “.
The view, closed every first and last Monday of the month, will be open from 8.15 at 18.30 in October, and from 8.15 at 16.30 from November to January.
Admission to the museum is free to 18 years; come on 18 to 25 years is reduced; adults pay regular admission.
In addition to, Sunday 12 October, on the occasion of “National Day of Families at the Museum”, the Educational Department of the State Museums of Florence and the Galleria del Costume of Palazzo Pitti, propose a series of guided tours of the exhibition. A nice opportunity for families.
The tours will be held at 10 e alle ore 11.30 with accompanying free educational, entrance with the entrance ticket to the Galleria del Costume.
A reservation is required at the Educational Department in Via della Ninna 5, in Florence, or call 055-284272, or by writing an email to firstname.lastname@example.org