In Treviso, with a large exhibition in three different locations in the city (Museo Nazionale Salce Collection, which for the occasion opens in the rediscovered Church of Santa Margherita, thus flanking the other site of the same Museum; Complex of San Gaetano; Civic Museum of Santa Caterina ) the Mibact, through the Veneto Regional Museum Directorate and the Municipality of Treviso, with the Veneto Region, pay homage to Renato Casaro (Treviso, 1935), who is considered the last of the great poster artists: one of those artists who they knew how to transpose the soul of a film into a poster, not using the photographic image of a character or a scene but drawing it: all while the film was still in progress, relying only on some scene photography and on a formidable communicative intuition. Curating the exhibition and the catalog are Roberto Festi and Eugenio Manzato with Maurizio Baroni, three specialists in the sector, who analyzed Casaro's huge archive (more than a thousand posters and playbills he created for cinema), selecting evidence of an artistic career that lasted over 50 years, also resorting to the market to acquire and restore works destined, on display, to fill gaps in the documentation of his extraordinary creative story. Casaro's association with cinema began when, still a boy, he began to create large silhouettes, unique hand-painted pieces, which were placed at the entrance of the Cinema Teatro Garibaldi and the Cinema Esperia in Treviso.
The Treviso, Rome, Hollywood section will be developed in the Santa Caterina Civic Museum. In the innovative headquarters of Santa Margherita, where his exhibition itinerary entitled The Last Posterist will develop, an educational section has also been created where younger visitors will be able, in total autonomy, to compose and create their own cinema manifesto. And again, a section dedicated to the visually impaired with the three-dimensional reproduction of the famous affix Tea in the desert.