Trailer of Not solely Genius. When Craftsmanship becomes Art.
Gazing at a sixteenth century painting, admiring a Baroque sculpture or passing by a golden altar polyptych, is always thrilling as we are truly face to face with the artist and with his Genius.
In reality, however, there is much more that lies behind the birth of a masterpiece. The artist himself, of course, but also the carpenter, the gilder, the engraver and many other craftsmen without whom the work of art would not physically exist.
Through a video, this exhibition has seized the opportunity to narrate the past and the present of this craft, illustrating the methods, secrets and challenges that lie behind the creation, as well as the restoration, of a masterpiece.
Works of art that, though significant and incisive, were produced in series and that, once common, nowadays are rare if not unique. For this reason, we are happy to invite you on a short journey, on a quest to find those who still master and safeguard these skills ideally linking in a continuum the artisans of the past with the craftsmen of today.
directed by Cristina Puccinelli
screenplay Andrea Salani
DOP Matteo Castelli
editing Francesco De Matteis
camera assistants Amos Kahana, Matteo Mariotti
live sound Michele Saragoni
colorist Ercole Cosmi
audio editing Mario Onorato
technical material Movie People, Milano
produced by ODU Movies, Lucca for Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Lucca
concept Massimo Bonino
event coordinator Elena Aiello
music Istituto Musicale «Luigi Boccherini», Lucca
translation Tessa Wiechmann
special thanks to
Liana Decanini, Lucca; Tito Galligani, Lucca; Falegnameria Gambini, Lucca; Falegnameria Miccinesi, Firenze; Ferriera Pedogna, Valpedogna; Giusto Manetti Battiloro, Firenze; Zazzi Dallamano tessiture artigianali, Castelnuovo Garfagnana; Sabrina Albergoni; Romina Bonini; Milena Dini; Milena Tortelli