"They named a brandy after Napoleon, they made a herring out of Bismarck,and Hitler is going to end up as a piece of cheese."



CinemAperitivo: Hidden Away (Volevo Nascondermi) [OmeU]

IT, 2020, R: Giorgio Diritti mit Elio Germano, Oliver Ewy, Leonardo Carrozzo, , 118 Min, Im Anschluss Aperitivo und Gespräch

Born in Zurich, he was immediately left in an orphanage by his birth mother, who was originally from Belluno, and was later given to the Göbels, a Swiss-German couple without children who lived near San Gallo.

There he had a troubled and unhappy childhood, which forced him to pass from one institution to the next to cure his serious behavioral issues. Ugly and deformed, he lived as an outcast in the woods of the Lower Po.

His encounter with painting came early and was his salvation. From 1920 on, it would be his travel companion and would lead him to garner interest from other artists, critics and merchants, who slowly began to support him.

Antonio Ligabue’s art is born out of impossibility: the impossibility of living a happy childhood, the impossibility of communicating, the impossibility of loving. This is the story of a man who was considered mad, who lives on the margins of society, who is one of many destined for oblivion.

It is a story that seems to have already been written, but it ends differently, in Rome, with a great exhibition and the blessing of both critics and the public.

Today he is considered one of the most interesting figures of Twentieth-century art, and his paintings are the subject of exhibitions and events in countries all around the world.



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