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Un focus sulla circolazione di documentazione archeologica pompeiana nel secondo Ottocento: il caso Gigante – Pagliano, tra disegno e fotografia

 

Fausto Minervini

 

 

From the mid-Nineteenth century, as Pompeii gained new attention thanks to the most recent archaeolog­ical discoveries, more and more documentary materials circulated in the artistic field. An unpublished letter by Giacinto Gigante to Eleuterio Pagliano, containing a sketch of the calidarium of the women’s section of Pompeii’s Terme Stabiane, clarifies how, as photography was increasingly used as iconographic source, drawing still remained a precious resource for modern artists as part of the genesis of their work, as well as a fundamental tool for exchanges and contacts across the national and international art scene.