19.1.2021

The Foundation is pleased to announce the presence of a drawing by LUCIO SAFFARO
at the collective exhibition "141 - A Century of Drawing in Italy".
curated by Maura Pozzati and Claudio Musso
Bologna, Palazzo Paltroni, from April 13 to June 24, 2021
Opening April 10

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10.6.2020

The Saffaro Foundation is pleased to announce the online version of Lucio Saffaro's film by Archivio Nazionale Cinema d'Impresa. The topic is concerning Saffaro's research on new polyhedra.

The film was presented at the Venice Biennale in 1986 and conserved as well as digitized by the Archivio Nazionale Cinema d'Impresa. "New Platonic forms" ( 1986; duration: 8:10)

 

 

 

Lucio Saffaro "Dispute ternarie e monodiche",
a cura di G. Vismara, con una prefazione e una nota di Giuseppe O. Longo,
Bologna, Sossella ed., 2019.


 

8.1.2020

Il Piccolo Filosofo 1963

The Saffaro Foundation is pleased to announce the expansion of its collection thanks to the private donation of a new painting:
 
Il Piccolo Filosofo (opus LXXXVIII), 1963, olio su tela, 18 x 15 cm., Coll. Fondazione Saffaro

 

20th ANNIVERSARY

28.11.1998 – 28.11.2018

anniversario

The Lucio Saffaro Foundation recalls that today is the twentieth anniversary of the death of Lucio Saffaro.

The Lucio Saffaro Foundation is pleased to announce the forthcoming publication of the artist's general catalog of graphic works:
 
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LUCIO SAFFARO.  
OPERE GRAFICHE 1948-1993
curated by Gisella Vismara
Edizioni Bononia University Press
 
 

XY 03 january-june 2017 – Telling pictures. Essays to honour Lucio Saffaro

CALL FOR PAPERS

XY and Saffaro Foundation invite you to submit proposals to be published in the third issue of XY, which carries on the course set with the start of the journal new series, by exploring the image centrality in thinking, acting and communicating art and science. Memories and critical thinking on the figure of Lucio Saffaro and his work as an artist, intellectual and scientist will be collected. Papers on the theme of the “telling” role of the image will also be selected, with special reference to the broad field of mathematical and scientific thought in general. The “eloquence of the picture” is the key through which we can pose the question of quality in the transmission of visual information, and focus on the excellent ways of building and communicative power of the graphic message. In this sense, the whole work of Lucio Saffaro is an irreplaceable model of consistency.

CALL FOR PAPERS

March 27, 2017: proposal submission (text in English and author’s native language, max 2000 characters, an image)
 
April 18, 2017: notification of the proposal reception
 
May 29, 2017: full paper submission (text in English and author’s native language, 15.000–30.000 characters, 8–15 images)

June 14, 2017: notification of the paper reception
 
Proposals can be submitted:
- preferably by using OJS available here (you need to create an account if you do not have one before);
- by sending an Email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (you can download the template here).


«XY. Critical review of studies on the representation of architecture and use of the image in science and art» is an open access and double–blind peer reviewed biannual magazine. All articles are published in English and author’s native language, have a DOI code (Digital Object Identifier) and are available on Open Journal System platform with a Creative Commons License. The review form and the editorial guidelines are published on digitalXY website.



For any additional information, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit the official website of the journal.
 
http://www.xydigitale.it
https://www.fondazioneluciosaffaro.it/

" PRESENTATION REASONED CATALOGUE' LUCIO SAFFARO"


LA FONDAZIONE LUCIO SAFFARO
invites to the presentation of the REASONED CATALOGUE:

LUCIO SAFFARO - DIPINTI 1954-1997

by Gisella Vismara

Editions Bononia University Press, 2016

 

Wednesday, May 25, 2016, 17.30

 

BIBLIOTECA D'ARTE E DI STORIA DI SAN GIORGIO IN POGGIALE
VIA NAZARIO SAURO, 20/2 - BOLOGNA

 

Speakers:Renato Barilli, Flavio Caroli, Claudio Cerritelli, Michele Emmer, Gisella Vismara

coordinates: Federico Carpi

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"CATALOGO GENERALE LUCIO SAFFARO"

CATALOGO GENERALE LUCIO SAFFARO, PAINTINGS 1954-1997, by Gisella Vismara, and. BUP, in bookstores from 23 December 2015.
 

Collective Exhibition

53rd edition of Premio Campigna 

“LA BIENNALE E IL CAMPIGNA”
Gli artisti del Campigna alla Biennale di Venezia (Campigna's artists at the Biennale of Venice)

Launched on 23rd July 2011, at 5 p.m., at Galleria d'arte contemporanea "Vero Stoppioni" of Santa Sofia (Forlì-Cesena)
23rd-24th July 2011

For further info:
Office Zona Due Valli
and secretary of Premio Campigna
at the Town Council of Galeata, Via Castellucci n. 1 – 47010 Galeata (FC)
Tel. number: 0039 (0) 543 975428, mobile: 0039 320 4309480

Press release and photographs 
The press release and some images of the works in the exhibition can be downloaded from the web site of the Town Council of Santa Sofia.
www.comune.santa-sofia.fc.it

 
"DAL RIGORE ALLA FANTASIA: COMUNQUE ARTE"
 
IL POLIFILO DI LUCIO SAFFARO GIORGIO DE CHIRICO E 42 ARTISTI CONTEMPORANEI PER LA FOOD ART DAL SEGNO ALL’INSTALLAZIONE
 
DA MERCOLEDÌ 7 OTTOBRE A SABATO 7 NOVEMBRE 2015
INAUGURAZIONE ORE 18.30 DEL 7 OTTOBRE
 
STUDIO S-ARTE CONTEMPORANEA - 59 VIA DELLA PENNA – 00186 ROMA

I. Licata, "Piccola suite per Lucio Saffaro. Memoria, tempo e dissipazione. Una riflessione su tempo, coscienza e complessità tra arte e scienza", in "Prometeo", anno 33, n. 131, Mondadori, settembre 2015.

 
"ARTE E MATEMATICA" di Bruno D'Amore
 
La presentazione del volume "ARTE E MATEMATICA, Metafore, analogie, rappresentazioni, identità tra i due mondi possibili" edizioni DEDALO 2015 verrà presentato c/o l'Accademia di Bologna via Belle Arti, 54 (AULA MAGNA):
 
LUNEDì 23 MARZO alle ore 17.00 alla presenza di:
Claudio Cerritelli (Accademia di Brera)
Giorgio Bolondi (Dip. Matematica)
coordina Federico Carpi (Fondazione Saffaro)
 
"SAFFARO E LE GEOMETRIE DELL'ESISTENZA. Opere grafiche 1964-1991
 
inaugura Martedì 21 OTTOBRE 2014 ore 17.00 c/o Casa Raffaello, URBINO
a cura di Gisella Vismara
 
Nella stessa giornata si terrà il convegno: 
 "Dalla prospettiva alla teoria dell'infinito: l'estetica di Lucio Saffaro tra arte e matematica" 
10.30-13.00- 14.00-16.30 presso Palazzo Albani, URBINO
 Interverranno: Gian Italo Bischi, Laura Safred, Federico Carpi, Pino Parini, Bruno D'Amore, Enrico Gamba, Gian Marco Todesco, Michele Emmer, Gisella Vismara
 
RASSEGNA STAMPA
 "A Urbino inaugura una mostra dedicata a Lucio Saffaro", Unibo Magazine, 21-10-2014 http://www.magazine.unibo.it/archivio/2014/10/21/a-urbino-inaugura-una-mostra-dedicata-a-lucio-saffaro
 "Lucio Saffaro", www.accademiaraffaello.it, http://www.accademiaraffaello.it/leattivita.html
 "Dalla Prospettiva alla teoria dell'infinito: l'estetica di Lucio Saffaro tra arte e matematica", Università degli Studi di Urbino Carlo Bo, 21-10-2014 http://www.uniurb.it/it/portale/index.php?mist_id=0&lang=IT&tipo=DCT&page=246&evntID=2846
 Simona Di Martino, Lucio Saffaro e le sue intriganti geometrie. Quando la prospettiva incontra la grafica,"Il Resto del Carlino", 21-10-14

"LUCIO SAFFARO. LE FORME DEL PENSIERO"

Il DOCUMENTARIO dedicato a LUCIO SAFFARO andrà IN ONDA sui canali RAI con diversi FORMAT e secondo la SEGUENTE PROGRAMMAZIONE :

Lucio Saffaro, pittore di scienza, sogni e poesia (33’):
Venerdì 28 Marzo ore 1.10 su Rai Tre

Lucio Saffaro, le forme del pensiero (52’):
Martedì 22 Aprile ore 21.15 su Rai Storia ,
in replica Domenica 27 Aprile ore 17.00

Lucio Saffaro, un pittore fra scienza e Umanesimo (15’):
Mercoledì 16 Aprile su Rai Scuola ore 12.45 e in replica alle 20.45

Anteprima del documentario "LUCIO SAFFARO. LE FORME DEL PENSIERO"
Prodotto da RAI Educational - Magazzini Einstein per la regia di Giosuè Boetto Cohen, da un'idea di Gisella Vismara, con la collaborazione del Cineca.
 
Giovedì 27 FEBBRAIO 2014 alle 17.30, 
presso il Museo della Storia di Bologna (Palazzo Pepoli)
via Castiglione n.8, Bologna
 
Scarica comunicato stampa
 
RASSEGNA STAMPA
Bologna: proiezione del documentario "Lucio Saffaro. Le forme del pensero", Sunset boulevard, http://suonalancorasam.wordpress.com, 21-02-14
Bologna: proiezione del documentario "Lucio Saffaro. Le forme del pensero", it.paperblog.com, 21-02-14
C.D., Un documentario su Lucio Saffaro. "Avvenire", 23-02-14
Palazzo Pepoli. Museo della Storia di Bologna. Anteprima documentario Lucio Saffaro. Le forme del pensiero, www.genusbononiae.it, 23-04-14
In anteprima il documentario su Lucio Saffaro, www.bolognadavivere.com, 23-02-14
Pierfrancesco Pacoda, Lucio Saffaro: tutte le forme di un pensiero, "Il Resto del Carlino", 23-02-14
P.D.D, Le forme del pensiero tra matematica e colori, "Il Corriere di Bologna", 26-02-14
Cinema: il pensiero e la vita di Lucio Saffaro in un doc di Boetto Cohen, http://bologna.repubblica.it, 26-02-14
Sandro Iannacone, L'ultimo dei poliedri, www.galileonet.it, 26-02-14
Michele Emmer, L'arte sognata del matematico, "L'Unità", 27-02-14, parte I - parte II
Saffaro, il matematico che amava l'arte, "Il Piccolo", 26-02-14
Eventi a Palazzo Pepoli, www.agendadibologna.it, 26-02-14
Lucio Saffaro. Le forme del pensiero, www.artribune.com, 26-02-14
Giovedi 27 febbraio a Palazzo Pepoli anteprima del documentario "Lucio Saffaro. Le forme del pensiero",
http://urp.comune.bologna.it, 26-02-14
Lucio Saffaro, http://www.undo.net , 26-02-14
Lucio Saffaro. Le forme del pensiero, www.arte.it, 27-02-14
Michele Emmer, Un film racconta il sogno del Maestro dei Poliedri, www.galileonet.it, 27-02-14
Elena Gajeri, Lucio Saffaro. La grazia poetica della geometria, gothicNetwork.org, 20-03-14

Presentation of the box set titled:

"LUCIO SAFFARO. PITTORE DI SOGNI E DI POESIE" (Lucio Saffaro. Painter of dreams and poems)

It is a poetical, seducing, useful three-book box set for museum operators, teachers, librarians, and for all the people working in the world of education and arts. The authors, i.e. Fiorella Mariotti and Gisella Vismara, explain that such books are to be considered in between Sciences and Arts, thanks to Saffaro’s polyhedral works, between Maths and Poetry, between Aesthetics and Geometry. This very aspect is the one which makes this box set a particularly suitable instrument to be studied for interdisciplinary school lectures and workshops. Thanks to its very poetical contents and to its visual fascination, these volumes appear to be really helpful for cross-curricular projects at school, for lectures and workshops. It is also considered as an interesting tool for the creation of imaginative reflection writing moments about the fascinating worlds of Geometry and Maths.
This publication is composed of three 13x13-cm volumes, each of the three containing 13 coloured tables, revealing to children and pupils the secret and mysterious shapes painted by artist mathematician and writer Lucio Saffaro. With the aim of never deceiving the readership, the authors always employ the words that Saffaro himself employed in his writings, in a simple, poetical, comprehensive but never compliant, re-elaboration.
“Mappe dei sogni” (Maps of the dreams) describes the fantastic worlds dreamed by the artist. In the volume one can find: faint lines drawing enchanted universes, intricate works with shades of light, silk threads twirling in the air, dream gardens and the wind voices together with the sounds of the sea.
“Eleganti Geometrie” (Graceful Geometries) describes the lines, the circles, the columns, the conical pyramids, the octahedrons, the star-shaped polyhedrons that become flowers made of rock, games of reflection and shapes dancing in the air.
“Misteriosi personaggi” (Mysterious characters) is peopled by: poets, fortune-tellers, knights, maids, poetesses, prophets, musicians, pages who lead the reader along enchanted paths, cliffs, ancient gardens, rock porches and quiet landscapes.

On Tuesday 26th March 2013, at SALA ALLEGRETTO (BLOCCO C), in the Fiera of Bologna, on the occasion of “Children’s Book Fair”, the publisher ARTEBAMBINI and FONDAZIONE LUCIO SAFFARO of Bologna are presenting the box set “Lucio Saffaro. Pittore di sogni e di poesie.”

Announcement of competition

AWARD LUCIO SAFFARO


"Fondazione Lucio Saffaro" in order to honor the memory of
Lucio Saffaro announces a competition for awarding the prize to
€ 6,000.00 (six thousand) gross an essay published in 2011-2012,
on "art and science".
Applicants must be born from 1 January 1972 onwards.
To participate in the competition, candidates must submit their
application on plain paper addressed to the "Fondazione Lucio Saffaro"
by S. Stefano n. 30, 40125 Bologna, with an attached certificate of residence as well as the work of competing in four copies within
of 30 May 2013.
The jury will be composed of three experts appointed by the Board of Directors of the Foundation.
The jury's decision is final.

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