Immortal candor, the book by Luca Nannipieri is presented

Immortal candor, the book by Luca Nannipieri is presented
Immortal candor, the book by Luca Nannipieri is presented
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Next Saturday (September 17) at 9.30 pm, at Space of the Orcio di San Miniatopresentation with Luca Nannipieri of his latest book, just released by Rizzoli, it is Immortal candora historical novel (including art history) that promises to be truly intriguing.

The book talks about the genius of Antonio Canova, but also that of Napoleon: with massacres, mass graves, rejected loves, failures, escapes and raids in Europe and Russia, while the largest museum in the world is being built, the Louvre in Paris, while the masterpieces of Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo and many others are looted from Italy. In this intertwining worthy of the great Russian storytellers, two women teach men what freedom is, what courage is.

We are in 1796: Napoleon conquers Milan and begins to plunder churches, abbeys, historic buildings, stealing some of the most important works in the world. Never in the centuries had there been such an extensive looting of masterpieces.
Antonio Canova is known and admired for his ethereal sculptures made in the purity of marble. In those years, challenging Bonaparte seems impossible, but Canova feels he has no choice: he will bring the stolen masterpieces back to Italy, a mission that will push him to jeopardize his own life – and, later, after the collapse of the vast empire – to become the first monument man ever. While, in the background, the Great History is staged – with a Europe held in the Napoleonic grip, but in which the spark of discontent already ignites the first insurrection fires – a tormented feeling highlights the man Canova who, through the art, redeems itself by sculpting masterpieces of uncorrupted love such as “Cupid and Psyche”, but in whose heart there are violent passions, jealousy and even thoughts of murder. In this novel – a fascinating human as well as historical fresco – the secrets of one of the greatest artists of all time are revealed: the black shadows of the purest marble.

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The evening will be an opportunity to greet Nannipieri’s return to San Miniato, a city he has always loved. This after the great successes of recent years, which have brought him to the top of the history of national art, a task that Nannipieri has never separated from a formidable presence in the media, among other things with a very popular art column. for weeks on Striscia la Notizia.

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The article is in Italian

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