From Drawing to Film

12 NOV 2021 – 20 FEB 2022

Federico Fellini (1920–1993) was one of the most important filmmakers of the 20th century. But not so many people know that his career in film was preceded by his work as a caricaturist. He also regularly made drawings in the process of inventing characters and scenes for his films. Together with film stills, on-set recordings and film clips, this exhibition illustrates the significance of Fellini’s drawings for his creative process.

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Federico Fellini
Frau Carla, 1961–1962
Zeichnung zu Achteinhalb
Faserstift, 28 x 22 cm
Sammlung Jakob und Philipp Keel
© VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2021

Federico Fellini
The Market Women on Bicycles, around 1972
Drawing for Amarcord
Collection Jakob und Philipp Keel © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, 2020