Luchino Visconti: The Art of Decadence

Poster design by Ailsa Johnson

This month we were proud to collaborate with the Filmhouse again on a new poster design project. Also working with the Italian Cultural Institute, 16 students from the Illustration department designed and exhibited posters for the entire oeuvre of Italian master Luchino Vusconti.


Renowned in the mid 20th century as one of Italy’s most challenging and talented directors, Visconti made films that were powerful, visceral, and tinged with a bittersweet nostalgia. Often directing tales of Italian history and social class, Visconti made films with opulent subject matter and an expressive visual flair.

Margaret Gillespie
Scott Davies

The exhibition, ‘The Art of Decadence’, opened at the Filmhouse CafeBar 1st March, when two winning poster designs were announced: Margaret Gillespie’s design for Visconti’s first film ‘Ossessione’, and Scott Davies’ design the Albert Camus-adapted ‘Lo Straniero’ The exhibition runs until Sunday 2oth March.


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