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Mario Cito Filomarino at La Scala

by Vittoria Crespi Morbio.
Essay by Vittoria Crespi Morbio, The Anxious Heart.
Appendices: biography; catalogue of works; chronology of performances.
Collection «Performing Artists at La Scala».
Amici della Scala – Grafiche Step Editrice, Parma, 2015.

Mario Cito Filomarino (Naples, 1893–Rome 1957) was an aristocrat by birth and style. His career as set and costume designer was brief but outstanding. The Teatro alla Scala and the Opera of Rome vied for his stagings admired by Richard Strauss, Toscanini, Pick-Mangiagalli. Rediscovering this artist implies exploring a highly personal study of the refractions of an infinitely mobile colour that becomes decoration, fabric, ornament, jewel, releasing a fantastic world where Klimt consorts with forms of Nature, elytrons, corollas, rocks. Cito Filomarino’s chromatic pointillisme was born from Art Déco but soon eluded every reference to become a solitary research with amazing results.