Ariodante Marianni

Ariodante Marianni was born in Naples, in 1922 was an italian painter and poet.

Ariodante lived for many years in Rome, later he lived in mature age in Castel Giuliano di Bracciano and, in the last years of his life, in Borgo Ticino.

Here he was seized by sudden death on March 26, 2007. His verses were collected in volumes: De l'amour, Biblioteca Cominiana, Cittadella, 1987; Journey in incognito, Biblioteca Cominiana, Cittadella, 1988; Brindisi di San Silvestro, Biblioteca Cominiana, Cittadella, 1990; Confiteor. The river, Poesia in piego, Rome 1992; State of alert, poems 1948-1962 (Manni Ed.), Finalist for the Viareggio Prize 2002; A strange joy, poems 1982-2002 (Manni Ed.), Winner of the 2004 Pasolini Prize; A senile love and other spices (Book Ed.), Finished a few days before death and left posthumously. Marianni was an incomparable translator of modern English and American poets such as Dylan Thomas, G. K. Gibran, Wystan H. Auden, William C. Williams, Emily Dickinson, and William Butler Yeats's entire poem. For this last work, published in the series "I meridiani-Mondadori" he was awarded the Premio Monselice 2005. In the sixties and seventies of the twentieth century Marianni, under the pseudonym of Ario, successfully dedicated himself to painting exposing his works in solo exhibitions and collective exhibitions in various Italian cities (Rome, Florence, Livorno, Milan, Bologna, Bari, Borgomanero, Brescia, Omegna, Verbania). His activity in this field is now widely documented by the page Picta volume.

The case  allegory and will in Ariodante Marianni's painting (Comignago 2005, curated by E. Bellini). Marianni was secretary of Giuseppe Ungaretti and press officer of the Festival of the Two Worlds of Spoleto, also in the seventies of the twentieth century. collaborated

to radio and television broadcasts and acted as an actor in theatrical pièces and in dramas for RAI (among others: Il giovane Freud, Silvia Plath).

In 1990 on his poem Brindisi di San Silvestro the composer Vittorio Gelmetti made a composition for male choir.

Works of Ariodante Marianni


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