Dal ritratto all’icona. Il fascino di un’attrice attraverso la fotografia

By of Theatre and Opera

Dal ritratto all’icona. Il fascino di un’attrice attraverso la fotografia
Edited by Marianna Zannoni
Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Venice, 2016
To accompany the Duse exhibition entitled From portrait to icon. The charm of an actress in photography, curated by Marianna Zannoni (Fondazione Giorgio Cini, 18 March 2016 – 31 March 2017), the Institute of Theatre and Opera has published the first catalogue in a series on temporary exhibitions staged in Eleonora Duse’s Room. The exhibition is dedicated to the rich photographic collection resource for reconstructing the history of actor portraits at the turn of 19th and 20th centuries. Through the selection of private portraits and pictures of Duse posing in stage costumes, the exhibition offers visitors the opportunity to explore images that contributed to making her such a celebrity and have preserved her memory to the present day.
This series of exhibition catalogues follows on from a volume published in 2013 describing
Duse’s Room with its invaluable Archive, and the life and work of the great diva.