Lamberto Pignotti (Florence, IT, 1926)
Lamberto Pignotti is an Italian poet, writer and visual artist. Together with Eugenio Miccini, he is considered to be one of the initiators of Italian Visual Poetry. In the early 1960s he was one of the first artists who worked on creating intersections between poetry, word and mass media, fixing theoretical basis and assembling traditions of avant-garde and Pop Art. He was also a professor in the faculty of architecture at the University of Florence and in DAMS of Bologna, where he held courses on avant-garde, mass-media, and new media. In the 1990s he began to get involved in the art network online, participating with his visual poems and performances in several events on the Internet in the context of new media art meetings and art databases.