Giuliano Pisani

Giuliano Pisani is a classical philologist and art historian. He is the author of numerous studies and manuals and has edited and translated a variety of texts from ancient Greek and Latin, among which (with Albano Biondi) Ficino’s De vita libri tres (1991). A scholar of Plutarch, he edited and translated some of his Lives (Lorenzo Valla Foundation) and, more recently, he coordinated a complete edition of his Moralia (Bompiani, 2017). His innovative interpretation of Giotto’s Arena Chapel in Padua (I volti segreti di Giotto –“Giotto’s Secrets at the Arena Chapel Revealed” –, Rizzoli, 2008) won the Bookseller Prize for best Essay in 2008. He is the author of innovative studies about Raphael, Canova, and Horace. In 2017-2018 he co-curated the Magister Giotto and Magister Canova immersive exhibitions in Venice. In 2019 he curated the multimedia exhibition Immagica (Italian art) in Tbilisi. He is a life member of the Galilean Academy of Sciences, Letters and the Arts in Padua as well as of other prestigious institutions. He is Knight of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic. In 1994 he created the Campiello Giovani literary prize, for which he has since served as President of the Technical Committee. In 2000 he created the Garden of the Righteous of the World of the city of Padua, on whose behalf he chairs the Scientific Committee. His first novel, Raphael, was published in 2019 (GMlibri, Milan).