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Abstract


PIETRO DI GOTTARDO GONZAGA'S SYNESTHESIA EXPERIENCE: THE MUSIC OF THE EYES

Pietro di Gottardo Gonzaga (Longarone, 1751-1831, St.Petersburg) was an authentic set designer often recognized as ‘the creator of scenes’ at Teatro alla Scala, born at the commune on the banks of the Piave in the province of Belluno in mid-18th century when both enlightenment and romanticism were key players in reform and literature was characterized by romantic features such as enthusiasm, passion and imagination. In 1789, the artist was invited to Russia as the chief decorator of the Imperial Theaters by the famous diplomat and collector Prince Nikolai B.Yusupov (1750 –1831). During the first years of 19th century Gonzaga penned his synesthesia experience in a booklet titled: “La Musique des Yeux” (The Music of the Eyes) written in French and stamped twice in 1800-1807 in St.Petersburg. This study has shown that the music-space analogy mentioned in “The Music of the Eyes” was related to the synesthesia phenomenon experienced by the author- Gonzaga himself- who suggested that all decorative forms are in the same modalities to be decorated with an ocular harpsichord. The research's prominent outcome is that Pietro Gonzaga described or associated all visible ornaments in general as music for the eyes. While the use of word music applied in the book's title has been linked to the sight, the transposition of the term in the context of the visual arts can logically mean that all visible forms can be subject to the same modalities that sound undergo to produce music. An implication of this is the possibility that everything we see is a piece of music for the eyes. The original perspective of this study aimed at achieving to bring together the synthesis of artistic-literary creativity of the 18 th -19 thcentury vision with a scientific experience to the contemporary world of literature and art.



Keywords
ocular harpsichord, decoration, audio-visual



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