Street art and Cinema
After our journey dedicated to the faces of cinema on the steps of Rome, we continue to ride the theme of cinema discoverying those urban works of art that give us back the protagonists of Italian and foreign cinematography. In the Capital there are many works with which urban artists have paid homage to the cinema and here we present the most representative ones.
We are on the line FI3 Rome - Viterbo, precisely in the La Giustiniana station. Here we find the faces of Claudia Cardinale, Virna Lisi, Anna Magnani and Monica Vitti. The work is by Tina Lojodice and is part of the larger art project in the station and color city that with over one hundred murals aims to beautify the urban and extra-urban capitoline stations.
The second stage is the Cinema Impero and here the street art has made sure that the story of this cinema and its neighborhood is not forgotten. Where once the movie posters were, the street artist Diavù has brought back to life four great protagonists of Italian cinema, all linked to the Torpignattara district: Mario Monicelli, Anna Magnani, Sergio and Franco Citti, ending with Pier Paolo Pasolini .
MAURIZIO COSTANZI AND KOCORE
Another stop in a cinema in Rome, this time Cinema Cololado, in the Pineta Sacchetti neighborhood. The face is that of the actor Clint Eastwood, to remember that Colorado was the cinema of spaghetti westerns, where the premiere of "For a Fistful of Dollars" was hosted. The destiny of this cinema is deeply linked to urban art. After 30 years of closure, the intention is to make it live again as a cultural hub of the city, thanks to the commitment of the Urban Arts Projects "" Pinacci Nostri "association, which with over 60 artists have redeveloped through the district with street art.
Zilda in the streets of Rome gives a strong and redundant homage to the works of the great Pasolini. He does it everywhere, spreading his works as flowers to be donated to the artist, director, poet Pasolini. Zilda deals with uncomfortable topics and does so by revisiting and contextualising Pasolini's works in current themes, a profound work and the many themes to which we must always give the right time for reflection. In a series of works Zilda retraces the scenes of the famous film by Pasolini, Salò, like the wedding scene in Via di Porta Portese, the image of a tired and caged woman, a male figure completely naked in the EUR district, near the Colosseo Quadrato, and the scenes of "Porcile" and "The Flower of a Thousand and One Nights", taking up Pasolini's most dreamlike and subversive works, magnifying them and proposing them on the street.