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Newsreel: Art in Italy - 1953
This newsreel takes a look at art in Italy in 1953, specifically at an exhibition in Milan showing great works of art scaled to fit on postage stamps by Carrado Mezana.
The crowded event displaying the detail and craftsmanship of Mezzana even draws the president of Italy at the time, Luigi Einaudi. Stamps include are portrayals of Galileo, Saint Catherine and Vatican City.
Consummate artist Pietro Canonica is then introduced at work on his lifelike, marble sculptures of European leaders and historical events. Nominated a life senator in Italy, Canonica was also a noted musician and composer of several operas.