La Valigia di PInocchio. | 2015

Details of the work:

Type of work: Artist’s book
Year: 2015
Technique: Estroflessioni, xilografie, papier dêcoupê à la main
Dimensions: mixed

The suitcase contains two volumes of “The Adventures of Pinocchio. Story of a Puppet “by Carlo Collodi: one in Italian, the first complete edition of the text, published by the Carlo Collodi National Foundation; another in English translated by Peter M. D. Panton.

The volumes are printed by Matteo Battaglia in Bologna on paper from the 150 g pure cotton Pesciera Magnani in Pescia, format 24 × 33 cm., Illustrated with 16 lithographic reproductions.

Each volume and each suitcase bear the numbering and the autograph signature of Maestro Antonio Nocera.

On the cover of each of the two volumes, an extroflexion is printed, made on 600g cotton paper, numbered and signed by the Artist.

Moreover, inside the suitcase there are two portfolios: one, on whose cover there is a monochromatic extroflexion, with passage to the carborundum, made on 600g cotton paper, 48×69 cm, numbered and signed by the Artist, who contains 9 papier découpè à la main, hand-colored, with a passage to the carborundum, on 600g cotton paper, 33 × 48 cm, numbered and signed by the Artist.

Another, on whose cover a monochromic extroflexion is imprinted, with a passage to the carborundum, containing in turn 9 monocrome outlines, always with passage to the carborundum, plus another 6 monochrome extroflexions entitled “A tavola con Pinocchio”, on cotton paper from 600 g, format 33 × 48 cm, numbered and signed by the Artist. All the works are printed on Cartavenezia, specifically created for this edition, with an engraving press by Fernando Masone in Venice.

The circulation is 125 copies numbered from 1/125 in Arabic numerals, 25 numbered copies I / XXV in Roman numerals, 10 Proofs of Author HC.

The twenty-five distinct works with Roman numerals include a single piece on paper in mixed media (fresco, acrylic and collage), size 16 × 21 cm.

Details of the work:

Type of work: Artist’s book
Year: 2015
Technique: Estroflessioni, xilografie, papier dêcoupê à la main
Dimensions: mixed

The suitcase contains two volumes of “The Adventures of Pinocchio. Story of a Puppet “by Carlo Collodi: one in Italian, the first complete edition of the text, published by the Carlo Collodi National Foundation; another in English translated by Peter M. D. Panton.

The volumes are printed by Matteo Battaglia in Bologna on paper from the 150 g pure cotton Pesciera Magnani in Pescia, format 24 × 33 cm., Illustrated with 16 lithographic reproductions.

Each volume and each suitcase bear the numbering and the autograph signature of Maestro Antonio Nocera.

On the cover of each of the two volumes, an extroflexion is printed, made on 600g cotton paper, numbered and signed by the Artist.

Moreover, inside the suitcase there are two portfolios: one, on whose cover there is a monochromatic extroflexion, with passage to the carborundum, made on 600g cotton paper, 48×69 cm, numbered and signed by the Artist, who contains 9 papier découpè à la main, hand-colored, with a passage to the carborundum, on 600g cotton paper, 33 × 48 cm, numbered and signed by the Artist.

Another, on whose cover a monochromic extroflexion is imprinted, with a passage to the carborundum, containing in turn 9 monocrome outlines, always with passage to the carborundum, plus another 6 monochrome extroflexions entitled “A tavola con Pinocchio”, on cotton paper from 600 g, format 33 × 48 cm, numbered and signed by the Artist. All the works are printed on Cartavenezia, specifically created for this edition, with an engraving press by Fernando Masone in Venice.

The circulation is 125 copies numbered from 1/125 in Arabic numerals, 25 numbered copies I / XXV in Roman numerals, 10 Proofs of Author HC.

The twenty-five distinct works with Roman numerals include a single piece on paper in mixed media (fresco, acrylic and collage), size 16 × 21 cm.

La valigia di Pinocchio

Critical text:

The wood in which Pinocchio is carved is humanity, wrote Benedetto Croce. Certainly in the imagination of children and adults, Pinocchio is among the most famous and loved creations of our literature, in Europe and in the world. And it is at the same time the symbol of childhood of every time and place, with its characteristics of ingenuity, lightness, amazement and sensitivity.

If his adventures have conquered so many generations of children and young people we owe it to this, as to this we owe the interest and the always-living reflection that Pinocchio and his events, both interior and exterior, induce in the adult world.

The destiny of masterpieces like Pinocchio is in fact that of unveiling something of itself in every encounter: its history – and in this resides the extraordinary ability of Collodi – has always been a universal narration and inexhaustible inspiration for many artists who intended to tell it (nurturing the myth) according to different perspectives and languages. As Antonio Nocera does here, whose skilled hand is supported by a passionate creative impulse, and a certain “confidence” with the character, which makes his story immense and intimate at the same time. A gift that the Maestro makes to Pinocchio and his audience and with whom he confirms and once again artistically celebrates, with a history of history, the value of this wonderful heritage of Italian, European and world culture.

Silvia Costa, President of the “Culture and Education Commission of the European Parliament “.

La valigia di Pinocchio

“Thinking back to the time now very far when my father introduced me to the world of Pinocchio, I recall the verses of the poem of Baudelaire

Moesta et Errabunda:
«Come sei lontano, paradiso profumato,
Dove sotto un azzurro chiaro tutto è amore e gioia,
Dove tutto quanto si ama è degno d’essere amato,
Dove nella pura voluttà il cuore annega!
Come sei lontano, paradiso profumato!
Ma il verde paradiso degli amori infantili,
Le corse, le canzoni, i baci, i mazzi di fiori,
I violini vibranti dietro le colline,
Con le brocche di vino, la sera, nei cespugli,
Ma il verde paradiso degli amori infantili,
L’innocente paradiso, pieno di gioie furtive,
È oramai più lontano dell’India e della Cina?
Possiamo richiamarlo con grida piangenti
E farlo resuscitare con voce d’argento,
L’innocente paradiso pieno di gioie furtive?»

Admiring the Pinocchio illustrated by Antonio Nocera I rediscovered the “green paradise of childhood loves” … With his sensitivity, his poetry, Nocera managed to resurrect for me and for all those who dream, the forgotten world of their childhood.
Thank you Master for giving us a dream! “

Luis Godart, Councilor for the Conservation of Artistic Heritage of the President of the Italian Republic.

La valigia di Pinocchio

disegnato con da Michele Visconti