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Titina Rota. Theatre Cinema Painting

Titina Rota. Theatre Cinema Painting
by Vittoria Crespi Morbio.
Essay by Vittoria Crespi Morbio, The She-Cat and the Seashell
Appendix; genesis of a performance; chronology of the productions.
Collection «December Seventh».
Amici della Scala – Grafiche Step Editrice, Parma, 2015
Italian – English edition, pp. 246.

Titina Rota (Milan, 1899 - Rome, 1978) had a very special life and artistic career.
At an early age she joined La Scala as an apprentice: she became almost overnight one of the most modern and innovative costume designers.
In the theatre she worked with Max Reinhardt and dressed all the 1930’s and 1940’s star performers
as well as signing a good many historical and period films in the “white telephones” days.
After the war Titina began a new life: she became a journalist, ran a weekly, wrote brilliant and irreverent articles. And then she left it all behind. She moved to Anacapri where she spent three decades in almost total solitude, steeping herself in the Nature of the island and transforming it in dramatic paintings, dark melancholy seascapes, clusters of houses swathed in deadly flora. The last part of Titina Rota’s pictorial legacy is published here for the first time.