Gabriele d'Annunzio (1863-1938)

sculpture
Jean-Léon GérômeSarah Bernhardt© RMN-Grand Palais (Musée d'Orsay) / Hervé Lewandowski
Gabriele D'Annunzio prevailed as a writer and poet at the turn of the last century, giving a new impetus to Italian literature in Europe. A talented author, he was also interested in painting, photography, music, and, like Wagner, he dreamed of turning his life into a "total artwork". He transformed his house overlooking the Lac de Garde into an original creation he named Il Vittoriale. To evoke this strange place where he lived, the exhibition presents paintings and sculptures by artists who surrounded D'Annunzio, art objects, precious manuscripts, stage settings, posters and clothes from the stunning wardrobe of this original aesthete.

Curator

Annamaria Andreoli, president of the Vittoriale degli Italiani

Publication

Periodical
48/14, La revue du musée d'Orsay, issue # 12, Spring 2001
Musée d'Orsay / Réunion des musées nationaux
€ 11

10 April - 15 July 2001
Musée d'Orsay

Gallery 8 and Lille Gallery


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