The Museo Boncompagni presents the highly decorative work of Venetian modernist artist Vittorio Zecchin (1878-1947) and the Roman illustrator Duilio Cambellotti (1876-1960).
The exhibition is dedicated to the artists' interpretations of One Thousand and One Nights, the collection of Arabian and Oriental tales popular in Italy in the early 20th century.
On show are six of the original 12 panels from the series Zecchin created for the Hotel Terminus in Venice in 1914, as well as Cambellotti's tempora illustrations for a two-volume set of books that was published around the same time.
Although it is not known whether either artist was aware of the other's work while completing their commissions, between them they helped to spread awareness of the stories whose popularity in Italy continues to this day.
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Vittorio Zecchin, Duilio Cambellotti e le Mille e una notte
Museo Boncompagni, Via Boncompagni 18, tel. 0642824074.