Luchino Visconti: The Art of Decadence

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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.

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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.

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Margaret Gillespie
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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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