CARLO GIOVANNONI while sculpting the “Cristo Deposto”
CARLO GIOVANNONI in his Studio (1950)
SOME OF THE 16 mm. AMATEUR FILMS BY CARLO GIOVANNONI
During the ‘50s and ‘60s with some success, Carlo Giovannoni devoted some of his time to 16 mm. amateurish cinema; as director of several short documentary films, he received prizes and national and international rewards.
ULTIMO APPRODO (50s/60s)
NICOLINO (shot in Manarola 5 Terre, 50s/60s)
GENTE NOSTRA (shot in Manarola 5 Terre, 50s/60s)
UOMO SOLO (50s/60s)
ETTARO DI MARE (“AN ACRE OF SEA”, 50s)
The 50’s in colour, original sound effects directed by Carlo Giovannoni. A documentary film on the work of Fossamastra mussel breeders, with the presence of mussel breeders, Lella Panichi and Vittorio Lelli. Sound effects and voice: Gianni Jannelli.
BORGHI SALMASTRI, (Portovenere, end of the 50s)
MEETING OF ARTISTS IN BARDONECCHIA (late 60s)
Carlo Giovannoni participates in the dual role of painter and film lover. This interesting memory stayed that way. Among the participants we can recognize the painter sculptor Sandro Cherchi with his wife, the painter Mary Morgillo, the painter Giuliano with his wife and Guido Tonelli, today an illustrious scientist, Carlo Giovannoni and his family and other protagonists.
“EXTEMPORARY EXHIBITION AT MANAROLA”– 8th Exhibition of Art Painters
17th August 1960
The ‘Festival for Artists’ (not the Festival of Artists as the organizers have always specified) was first held in August 1953 at Manarola in the Five Lands, sponsored by the ‘Curiel’ Club, under the personal patronage of the unforgettable Dario Cappellini a clear writer and scrupulous public administrator just in the cultural field.
The festival was an immediate success because of the freshness and originality of its organisation and as a first class extemporary exhibition: it was certainly not by chance that the most successful and well known painters, not only from La Spezia and Liguria but also other far and near district were present.
Carlo Giovannoni was among the first to attend and soon became one of the leaders both as an artist and as photographer and cameraman.
Many friendships were born in Manarola: Ruggeri from Turin, Zoni from Parma, Gandini and Leonardi from Reggio, Mario Ciucci from Genoa-Florence, as well as some artists from Naples who later returned as ‘The Portici Group’ and most important of all the great Renato Birolli (who died on the 3rd May 1959).
Giovannoni’s filmed documents are the proof of his technical ability and of his vast artistic culture (remember how fond he was of music and in particular of the violin). He can therefore be described as an all-inclusive, whole-hearted, complete artist, a full time, authentic intellectually honest professional painter of great moral integrity.