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PHOTO BY ENNIO D'ALTRILidia Bagnoli was born in 1952 in the city of Reggio Emilia in Italy.

She did her artistic studies in Bologna at the Liceo Artistico and then at the Accademia di Belle Arti.

She also studied architecture at the University of Florence. 

She worked for many years as an interior designer and scenery designer and now teaches the Theory and Technique of Perspective at the Accademia of Brera in Milan.

She started to show her paintings in public and private galleries in 1974 and is represented by art galleries in Italy and in Germany, as well as in the United States where she repeatedly took  part in performances, conferences and lectures which demonstrated the relationship between images and music.

In 2003 with Gillian Anderson she made Inganni, a short film that was programmed at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC during a show about Trompe-l’oeil.

She lives in a small town near Bologna, Italy where she has
restored an old church, transforming it into her home and her studio.

Lidia Bagnoli is interested in the relationship between image and music and she designed some performances involving that relationship.

Here some of them:

Concert of image  and music at Foellinger Great Hall at the University of Illinois
Urbana-Champaign, with Gillian Anderson- Oct.2000.

Lecture about relationship between music and image at Kranner Center for the Performing Arts- University of Urbana-Champaign,Oct. 2000

“Musicondia”, four concerts of the Arturo Toscanini Orchestra of Parma conducted by Gillian Anderson with images projected by  Lidia Bagnoli.
Salsomaggiore, Parma, Boretto, Budrio, April 2001

“Music-Image in Film and Multimedia”-Conference at  New York University, NY  June 2001

“Inganni” a film by Lidia Bagnoli and Gillian Anderson presented at the National Gallery of Art- Washington, DC in connection with the show “Trompe-l’oeil”, January 2003