Federico Fellini and his wife Giulietta Masina
“I haven’t been to Via Veneto since La Dolce Vita” Valentino said so in “Valentino, the Last Emperor”, kicking off his couture show with Nino Rota’s music. It is in a café on the Via Veneto in 1960 where he met his lifelong partner. It is also on Via Veneto where Federico Fellini’s “La Dolce Vita” was born, although the street in the scene was created in a studio.
Composed primarily of photographs and drawings of Fellini, the exhibition “Fellini, la Grande Parade” at Musée du Jeu de Paume in Paris raised the veil on part of the mechanisms of Fellini’s creation.
Fellini went to Rome and made a living, first as a caricature artist then as a scriptwriter, both using pencils. Whichever medium Fellini used to express his fantasies and anxieties, the same world in his imagination seems to have been created—a world where all desires were explored. As he himself noted, “All art is autobiographical.” Through the movie characters, the exhibition again shows the dreams and obsessions of Federico Fellini.
Reference: Jeu de Paume