Venice between 19th and 20th century in Tomaso Filippis photographs

From 30 March 2013 to 03 November 2013

From 30 March to 3 November 2013, the beautiful Venetian Villa Pisani in Stra, Italy, will host the fascinating old Venice pictures exhibition by Tomaso Filippi.

Old pictures of Venice, Italy between the 19th and 20th century at Villa Pisani Stra: the photographs by Tommaso Filippi will present 150 historical photos of Venice to tell the different sides of the lagoon city captured by the innovative spirit of this great photographer of the last century.

In addition to the striking old photos of Venice, Italy the exhibition at Villa Pisani Italy - Stra will propose a selection of stereoscopic photographs projected in a specially arranged way to give visitors the idea of really being Venice in transition between the 19th and 20th century. Considered one of the first examples of 3D, stereoscopic photos create and display images with a technique that transmits an illusion of three-dimensions.With this new photo exhibition Venice, the National Museum of Villa Pisani in Stra, continues the theme of recent years - the figurative Venetian culture in the 19th and 20th centuries - focusing on the genre of historic photos Venice, already announced last year with a small exhibition dedicated to Tomaso Filippi - 'Arts and Crafts through the lenses of Tomaso Filippi' - on the sidelines of the main exhibition 'Nobility of work. Arts and crafts in Venetian paintings between the 18th and 19th century'.

The extraordinary photography exhibition of Venice on show at the Museum of Villa Pisani, Stra, taken from the Fondo Tomaso Filippi, show all the creativity and originality of this fascinating pioneer of Italian photography.

The archive of Venice old photos by Tomaso Filippi, donated to IRE by one of his daughters, is considered one of the most complete iconographic sources on the social and artistic history of Venice and its territory: the quality and rarity of Venice old photos and images preserved make this foundation a veritable mine of information about life in Venice between 1885 and 1920.

Furthermore, the numerous interactions between painting and photography shown in the work of Tomaso Filippi Venezia increase the historical importance of the materials preserved in the historical pictures of Venice by Tomaso Filippi at the IRE, making this little-known photographer the ideal subject for a retrospective exhibition of photography at a time when the photographic technique stands as one of the most important means of communication.

The suggestive Venice photos in black and white or coloured paper, place the production of Tomaso Filippi in a transition time of photography: from new interpretations to traditional landscape paintings - by creating stunning panoramas of Venice and its surroundings - and countryside photographs that document activities and emerging industries, Tomaso Filippi established important relationships with many artists of the time, who used Filippis studies to produce their paintings.

Many of the historical pictures of Venice by Tomaso Filippi can be defined as an ancestor of modern reportage, a real documentary on the social conditions of the lagoon and the islands which, thanks to the realism and naturalness of these spectacular historic photos of Venice, represents a real and true innovation in Italy.

The exhibition at Villa Pisani in Stra - Venice - will offer more than 140 historic photos of Venice, some exhibited for the first time and divided into five sections: the '19th century landscape - Albumin photographs, original hand coloured; the same landscape animated with figures, the interplay between painters and photographers; old photos of Venice, Italy similar to a modern reportage; an overview of the services he made on commission in the first part of the 19th century. Among these unique 'historic photos of Venice' are the beautiful 'nocturnes', printed on coloured paper and with paintings of the author.

Some of the tools used by Tomaso Filippi to achieve this extraordinary iconographic collection are also exhibited at the National Museum of Villa Pisani in Stra.

By Insidecom Editorial Staff