Vittorio Sgarbi at the "Academy of Costume and Fashion" in Rome at the exhibition on the work of Luigi Bompard, an eclectic artist from Bologna at the beginning of the Twentieth
Century. The presence of a large and discerning public as well as collectors and art critics, made
the inaugural evening as well as the remaining days of the event, a great success. The exhibition "Wanderings of a pencil" was overseen by the collector Gabriella Mencacci and the journalist Marina Pescatori,
Vittorio Sgarbi all'Accademia di Costume e Moda con Marina Pescatori, autrice del libro


thanks to the valid collaboration of the Academy of Costume and Fashion in via della Rondinella.
Vittorio Sgarbi, who visited the exhibition at the end of October, appreciated the pencil drawings of the artist, as well as his designs for magazines and his famous sketches which enriched the satirical publications of the Fascist Period as the brightest examples of the popular success of the illustrator from Bologna. Esteemimg the artist highly, Vittorio Sgarbi defined the work of Luigi Bompard as an expression of the "new spirit" of the beginning of Twentieth Century, and gave a positive judgement to the event which, in his opinion, should have lasted longer. In fact, it was only possible for three weeks to admire for the first time a great quantity of the artist's works, about 200, owned by an enthusiastic roman collector who also wished to dedicate a book to Luigi Bompard to enhance the collection.


Vittorio Sgarbi all'Accademia di Costume e Moda con Gabriella Mencacci, curatrice della mostra e l'autrice

"Wanderings of a Pencil" Luigi Bompard, works of the collection of Gabriella Mencacci, intends to display a wide selection of the artist's works; 174 pages with more than 300 color illustrations. The book is overseen by Marina Pescatori, an expert in art and antiquities, director of the monthly magazine " La Gazzetta dell'Antiquariato." and it covers the main artistic tendencies of Bompard, from the beginning of the Century to the 1940's: paintings, etchings, drawings, posters, post-cards, illustrations for magazines, etc .


The book is both a story and an art catalogue and through his work and the few texts in the Mencacci archives, one discovers a human portrait of the artist. Through an interview with the artist's niece, the author brings out the eclectic and social character of the man, about which until now little was known. In addition there are two sections dedicated to illustrated post-cards and drawings of theatre life. The book concludes with a list of information about his participation in exhibitions and his illustrations in magazines and newspapers.




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