Italie Gastronomique

Author: U. Zimelli
Date: 1931
Technique: Lithography
Size: 66x48


Beautiful map of gastronomic Italy in typical Futurist style commissioned by the Ente for the tourism industry (Enit) to the Romagnolo painter Umberto Zimelli as a folding brochure to guide foreign visitors on the delights and typical products of the various Italian regions. Verse description in French. One of the most interesting maps of Italy of this particular and curious kind of representation. Compare Capatti, Alberto, & Montanari, Massimo, Italian Cuisine: A Cultural History, Columbia University, New York, 1999. Umberto Zimelli born in Forlì in 1898, trained at the Academy of Fine Arts in Ravenna, a pupil of Giovanni Guerrini, is above all known as a skilled ceramist and appreciated lecturer at the professional school of art and Humanitarian in Milan and at the Institute of higher artistic industries of Monza.
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