T/14 Tommaso Cascella Un Giorno Smarrito
A Lost Day’ t/14
Edizioni Tricromia 2010 cm 30 x 30 cm12 colour pages, canvas binding, 8-colour printing on 1000gr coated paper, limited and numbered edition
The play of imagination in the structure of a pop-up book where painting and drawing take on three-dimensionality through a mechanism that Tommaso himself describes as: “Looking at an illuminated codex the eye falls on the paintings. As a layman, the text in gothic characters appears like an incomprehensible grid, a kind of void in the middle of the page. I have therefore imagined a book that is not written, with a real central hole to be filled with a story conceived and reinvented by the reader. The plot is inspired by the “miniatures” that comment on it. The pages can be opened up into various combinations to enable the outcome of the story and allow rediscovering the flavour of a forgotten day of very many years ago”.
TRICROMIA ILLUSTRATOR’S INTERNATIONAL ART GALLERY
Founded in 1990, for thirty years it has been promoting illustrators and cartoonists with passion and a playful spirit. She has never been satisfied with the evanescence of an exhibition, always “for a fixed period”, implementing constant care in immortalizing the movement of the images that rest on the white walls of the gallery and then take other directions, fly elsewhere. Artists such as Mattotti, Muñoz, Toppi, Pericoli, Altan, Mannelli, Ricci, and many emerging young people, were discovered and presented by Giuseppina Frassino who in the gallery, whose historic headquarters was for years in Via di Panico first and then in Via della Barchetta, has imbued the Roman artistic life with events and exhibitions dedicated to the world of illustration. In recent years, Tricromia has made a further investment in favor of artists, becoming an art editor. Together with the authors he decided to “fix” the beauty of their drawings in publications, mainly books, but also precious boxes, papers and author’s notebooks and even a theater. The first graphic project of the Tricromia books was by Stefano Ricci, now the design is entrusted to Sara Verdone who takes care of the entire graphic image of the gallery.