EXHIBITION: The Years Of La Dolce Vita: The Birth Of Celebrity Culture In Focus
An exhibition of images by Marcello Geppetti and film cameraman Arturo Zavattini which looks at Italian cinema and the rise of the celebrity culture during the 1950s and 1960s, predominantly during the era of films by Michelangelo Antonioni and Federico Fellini, and of the Roman Cinecitta studios.
The 1950s and ’60s represent a golden era in Italian film, when directors Michelangelo Antonioni, Pier Paolo Pasolini and Federico Fellini produced some of their most famous movies.The term paparazzo was taken from Fellini’s La Dolce Vita (1960), being the name of a character inspired by a number of real-life photojournalists then active in Rome.
Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art
39a Canonbury Square
London N1 2AN
Wednesday to Saturday 11.00 – 18.00
Sunday 12.00 – 17.00. Closed Mondays and Tuesdays.