|"This Tarot is an unusual idea by
Pino Settanni, the photographer who has given us many remarkable
portraits and compositions directly inspired by the Commedia dell'Arte.
It is an interesting idea because it is innovatory. It gives the
structure of the traditional Tarot a lively, dynamic and expressive
dimension. All the characters which inspire the Major and Minor Arcana
in this Tarot are real people. By being placed in an esoteric context
and then photographed by an artist, they express the very essence of the
Tarot message through their vibrant personalities. We must pay tribute
to these artist-models who succeeded in merging perfectly into the
symbolic structure of the traditional Tarot. All the symbolic scenes are
interpreted solely by women, except for the role of the Fool, played by
Mario Scaccia, one of the greatest actors of the Italian theatre.|
Jean Louis Victor (Excerpt from Tarot Settanni Ed. AG. Muller)
Pino Settanni was born on 21 March 1949 in Grottaglie (Taranto) Italy. He has been taking photographs since 1966. Since1973, the year in which he moved to Rome, where he has since lived and worked, he has been a professional photographer. Web site
Published Illustrated Books:
1975 "Voligrammi" - Texts by: Georges Boudaille, Emilio Villa - Ed.Nuova Foglio, Macerata; 1979 "Sicilia di Guttuso" - Text by: Dario Micacchi - Ed.La Bezuga,Florence; 1986 "Guttuso-Fotografia quotidiana" - Text by: Piero Berengo Gardin Ed.Mazzotta, Milan; 1989 "Ritratti in nero con oggetto" - Text by : Camilla Cederna - Ed: Pieraldo, Rome; 1992 "Simboli,Sguardi,Sogni" - Texts by: Mauro Bolognini, Irene Bignardi - Ed.Piraldo, Rome; 1994 "Vizi pene e tinteforti"- Text by : Domenico de Masi - Ed.Museo Ken Damy, Brescia-Milan; 1995 "Tarot Settanni"-Text by: Jean Louis Victor - Ed.AGMuller/Urania, Neuhausen CH; 1998 "La memoria le immagini"-Texts by: Simona Argentieri, Giampiero Mughini - Ed.Pieraldo, Rome.
The Museum is set in an enchanting historical building of 1600, completely restored, situated between Bologna and Pistoia, among the woods.
This building, apart from being a rich permanent collection, offers a series of cultural events and exhibitions which will be organized not only inside the Museum, but also in the other centres.
Each visit will be a real surprise, also because it is personalized. In fact, Morena and Ernesto will accompany you inside this forest of symbols, all to discover….and for this reason please remember that reservation is needed.
Looking forward to seeing you!!!!!