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Il museo di pietra La raccolta litica dell'artista popolare Pasquale Paolucci

Elisabetta Silvestrini
La Ricerca Folklorica
No. 24, Artisti, icone, simulacri. Per una antropologia dell'arte popolare (Nov., 1991), pp. 37-43
Published by: Grafo Spa
DOI: 10.2307/1479558
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1479558
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Abstract

This essay analyses the biography and work by Pasquale Paolucci, shepherd, countryman and wood carver, from Frosolone (IS) in the region of the Molises, Italy. The popular artist had gathered together, in the course of numerous years, a series of stones of a particular shape, more or less figured, found in the surrounding mountains and in which he identified or believed to identify, figures of animals, of fantastic people, of ordinary or exceptional objects: the description and the analysis of the "museo di pietra" by Pasquale Paolucci constitute, for the authoress, the starting point for the elaboration of hypotheses on the mythic-cultural meaning of the collection and composition of the figured stones in the folklore culture of the central appenninic area, also through the comparison with ethnological materials; and through the individualization of a fundamental moment in the genesis of the art, above all for the popular artist, and that is the "know how to see".

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