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The Aeolian Islands free pdf Giancarlo Pradelli's idea of photographing the Aeolian Islands arose from a deep desire to be in direct contact with the sea. Lipari, Vulcano, Salina, Filicudi, Alicudi, Panarea and Stromboli lie north of Sicily, and are now on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Pradelli chose to depict them in the truthful, transparent light of winter, immersed in an atmosphere of deep peace and silence, accompanied by the sound of the ocean and the disquieting presence of the volcanoes. The photographs are a personal visual journey rather than a detailed document of the islands. Pradelli identifies with the essence of the locations, blending with them and expressing their changing moods. In addition to landscape pictures, he photographed only two people: Turi the fisherman and Angela. In their simple ways, they encapsulate the essence of life on these small islands. He employs black-and-white film to capture the geometrical interplay of places and faces, and the contrasts between the whites of the sky, the smoke of the volcanoes, the black of the land and the sea.

About Giancario Pradelli

Giancarlo Pradelli taught photography at the Istituto d'Arte di Modena until 1994 then moved to the United States. Since 1996 he has been a professional photographer. His work has been published in Life Magazine, Photo, Corriera della Sera, La Stampa and Specchio, and is included in the collection of contemporary photography at the Bibliotheque Nationale in Paris. Gianni Romano teaches History of Modern Art at the University of Turin. He is one of the best-known art historians in Italy and has published widely on the Renaissance.

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Author : Giancario Pradelli
Publisher : Five Continents Editions
Data Published : 01 January 2005
ISBN : 8874392427
EAN : 9788874392421
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 96 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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