“Making God visible”: an essay on art in religions

14 May 2012

Amici della Scala, in collaboration with Amici della Galleria d’Arte Moderna, are pleased to invite you to a presentation and discussion of the book Rendere sensibile il divino – Le arti nelle religioni, with author, Pier Angelo Carozzi (Chimera Editore), and discussant art critic Marina Mojana. We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday, 15 May 2012 at 6.30 pm, at Sala da Ballo in Milan’s Villa Reale (via Palestro 16).

The presentation will be preceded at 6pm by a reading of Luigi Scrosati’s Le nature morte, cured by Paola Zatti of Milan’s Galleria di Arte Moderna.

RSVP: info@amicidellascala.it, +39.02.7601.3856

Since the dawn of history, arts have accompanied mankind in trying to “make God visible” in everyday life, both privately and socially. Paying attention to the historical and religious traditions of the West, this historical-comparative essay by Pier Angelo Carozzi deals with the various cultural and anthropological contexts of religions and civilizations, retracing features and simbologies of the artistic mediations. The text is enriched by a remarkable iconographic apparatus, composed by nearly 200 illustrations.

Pier Angelo Carozzi (1947) is professor of History of Religions at Verona University. After studying Classical Philology and Philosophy at Milan’s Università Cattolica and Università degli Studi, he made historical and religious researches at the University of Heidelberg, at Paris’s Sorbonne and Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, at Leuven’s Institut Orientaliste. He is specialized in Classical Studies, Orientalistics and in the methodology of History of Religions in Italy. He published works about gnosis, Hermeticism, soteriology in Late Antiquity, history of studies and discipline. His articles and monographic studies were published in Italy and abroad. He’s a member of the Italian Association for the History of Religions, of the European Association for the Study of Religions and of the International Association for the History of Religions.

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