LE CONFESSIONI DI CALIOSTRO. Moleskine Foundation Collection Acquisition.

2019

"Le Confessioni di Caliostro" is a notebook contribution to raise awareness on the theme of creativity as a tool for social change and to spread the culture of sharing and giving. It is now part of the Moleskine Foundation collection: pieces of work created by different authors and thinkers on Moleskine notebooks and donated to the Foundation to help support its activities.

Notebooks are for me a place of freedom through which you “become” who you are, crossing the pages like glades where magical rites are consumed.

These drawings are the patient search for a source where colours, signs, ideas and visions, materialize as a small crack of playful freedom stolen from reason.

I think of these drawings as a look that penetrates the thick and impregnable walls of a fortress as the Rocca di San Leo in the cell of Cagliostro.

The Moleskine's collection reflects the variety, wealth and complexity of contemporary creative thinking, through the largest collection of author notebooks of our time. It gathers the contributions of artists, designers, architects, musicians, filmmakers, illustrators, intellectuals and philosophers, who – page after page – have filled notebooks with thoughts, sketches, images, often turning them into artifacts completely different from the original. The notebook is the device, the limit, the origin.

The Foundation is committed to showcasing the collection at international art events, festivals, exhibitions, and Biennales to give as much visibility to the artists as possible and, at the same time, to sustain fundraising initiatives.

Title: Le Confessioni di Caliostro

Acquisition Date: 2020

Execution Date: 2016

Height (cm): 14

Length (cm): 9 

Depth (cm): 1.5

Weight (g):159

Materials And Techniques: oil pastels and wall putty on paper

Archival Fund:  Moleskine Foundation

Archive Number: XXII_363