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Il "furto dimostrativo" del Soprintendente Guglielmo Pacchioni
di un'opera di Van Eyck
Prof. Ferdinando Zanzottera
This work consists of putting together an academic essay with cartoon illustrations, as can be seen from the cover illustration.
I put together Van Eyck's original work and a reinterpretation of it, according to the mood and style of the other illustrations.
I worked mainly with gray colors, but I used yellow to highlight some details.
In Italy, the literary genre
it's called "Giallo" which means "Yellow".
The book tells the story of the "demonstration theft" by the museum director Gugliemo Pacchioni.
The new director had noticed the incompetence of the employees, so he decided to play a trick on them.
Pacchioni took one of the most precious works of the museum and hid it behind a radiator.
At that point he sent an employee to pick up the work. The man, no longer finding the painting, was frightened, thinking that someone had stolen it.
Pacchioni warned the owner of the museum and the authorities of the disappearance of the work and everyone immediately ran up.
At that point, the director revealed the trick, demonstrating the inadequacy of the museum's security measures.
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