PICASSO, DE CHIRICO, MORANDI, 100 MASTERPIECES FROM THE PRIVATE BRESCIAN COLLECTIONS From 20 January 2018 to 10 June 2018BRESCIAMartinengo PalaceTELEPHONE FOR INFORMATION
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From January 2018 the doors of the most refined and important residences of Brescia will open exceptionally to show the fruit of a silent and reserved art collecting, flowered in the city and in its province in the last two centuries.
Palazzo Martinengo, historic residence in the heart of Brescia, is preparing to welcome, from 20 January to 10 June 2018, the exhibition "PICASSO, DE CHIRICO, MORANDI. 100 masterpieces from the 19th and 20th centuries from the private collections of Brescia ".
The review, curated by Davide Dotti, organized by the Friends of Palazzo Martinengo, with the patronage of the Province of Brescia and the Municipality of Brescia, continues the survey on private Brescia collection started in 2014 with the exhibition that proposed a selection of ancient paintings Renaissance and Baroque, among which the works of Moretto, Savoldo, Romanino and Ceruti stood out.
For this new appointment, the focus will instead be the flowery art between the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, starting from the works of the masters of neoclassicism (Appiani, Basiletti, Gigola and Vantini) up to the informal ones of Burri, Manzoni, Vedova and Fontana from the fifties and sixties of the twentieth century, passing through art movements and movements such as romanticism, futurism, metaphysics and "Return to order".
For almost five months, Palazzo Martinengo will become an "ideal museum" where a precious selection of sought-after masterpieces will come together, purchased and loved by the most illustrious Brescian families who, after painting, have created unique collections in terms of quality, variety and breadth.
Brescian collecting can be divided into two distinct categories: the aristocratic-noble extraction - which mainly concerns 19th century painting - and the fruit of intuition and passion for the art of industrialists, professionals and even simple enthusiasts.
The exhibition will open with works by authors - from Luigi Basiletti to Angelo Inganni, from Faustino Joli to Francesco Filippini, from Giovanni Renica to Achille Glisenti, from Arnaldo Soldini to Cesare Bertolotti up to Emilio Rizzi - who represented the glory of the pictorial school bresciana dell'800, to then leave space to the masterpieces of the great masters of the '900 of international caliber who have represented the pillars of the various movements and currents that have succeeded over the decades: Balla, Boccioni, Depero, De Chirico, Savinio, Severini , Morandi, Carrà, De Pisis, Sironi, Burri, Manzoni, Vedova and Fontana.Timetables:
From Wednesday to Friday, from 9.00 to 17.30; Saturday, Sunday and holidays, from 10.00 to 20.00; Monday and Tuesday closed