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Fulvio Roiter, the Infinite Beauty

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To Fulvio Roiter, great Italian photographer, La Casa dei Tre Oci in Venice is dedicating an interesting retrospective featuring over 200 iconic images spanning his entire career.

The Casa dei Tre Oci in Venezia (Fondamenta Zitelle, 43) retraces the artistic story of Fulvio Roiter with an exhibition entitled “Fulvio Roiter. Photographs 1948 – 2007”. It’s the most comprehensive showcase of Roiter’s work ever realised, and the first retrospective since his death in Venice in 2016, Featuring over 200 iconic images – mostly vintage – which illustrate the full breadth and internationality of Roiter’s work.

Starting from the origins, beginning with some of his earliest works during the peak of his Neo-Realist period, of which the Venetian photographer has inherited the compositional finesse, the path tells the unedited and original images that represent Venice and the lagoon, but also the trips to New Orleans, Belgium, Portugal, Andalusia and BrazilNine sections present each expression of a specific period of Roiter’s life and style: “The harmony of the story”; “Between amazement and wonder”: “Italy in colour”; “Venice in black and white: a self-portrait”; “The other Venice”; “The infinite beauty”; “Beyond reality”; “Beyond the borders”; “Homage to nature”; “The man without desires”. 

The exhibition is enriched with video projections, spectacular enlargements and about twenty original photographic books by Roiter with precious critical contributions by Andrea Zanzotto, Italo Zannier, Alberto Moravia, Fulco Pratesi etc. Curated by Denis Curti and made possible thanks to the contribution of Roiter’s wife, Lou Embo, the exhibition is open until August 26th.

Above: The Redeemer’s Night1972  © Fondazione Fulvio Roiter