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Tina Cosmai


La Luna e i Falò

Cesare Pavese, l’enfance le paysage le retour

Seventy years after Cesare Pavese’s death in 2020 ( Santo Stefano Belbo 1908 – Torino 1950 ), this project on the Piedmontese writer’s last novel, La Luna e i  Falò, was born.

With Pavese, the literary twentieth century comes to an end, and remembering him through these images means filling the absence of a literature that strongly relates to life. In La Luna e i Falò (The Moon and the Bonfires), Cesare makes a journey through the past, always poised between memory and the future. But man is at one with the world; it is nature that tells the story, the rows of vines, the banks of hazelnuts, the hills, the countryside. For Pavese, the hills of Canelli are the gateway to the world.

The photographic sequence proposes a symbolic path through the places in Pavia where his intense and dramatic story is embodied and unfolds, which finds in La Luna e i Falò the most complete and emblematic expression. When Anguilla, the author’s alter ego, returns, the landscape becomes the centre of the world again. A universe-world from which all the stories unfold. The happy ones and the sad ones. The nostalgia for the origins is intertwined with the search for the sacred that pervades nature, while the myth of the eternal return is embodied in ancient rituals that mark the seasons. Sowing, pruning and harvesting follow one another identically through the years, intertwining lives and generations. Around the festival continues with music and dancing, while the dark shadows of history loom in the background. He, the author, creates and recreates, forgives and asks forgiveness.


La Luna e i Falò
Cesare Pavese, l’enfance le paysage le retour

Exposition photographique de Tina Cosmai

Exposition permanente au Musée de la Fondation Cesare Pavese
Piazza Confraternita, 1
12058 Santo Stefano Belbo ( Cuneo )
Piémont – Italie
Téléphone 39 0141 840894

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