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Art from the 20th Century in Forlì

02.02.2013 - 16.06.2013

Inter-War Art and Politics at the Musei San Domenico

Gino Severini, Maternity, Detail, 1916. Cortona, Museo dell'Accademia Etrusca © Gino Severini, By SIAE 2012

Gino Severini, Maternity, Detail, 1916. Cortona, Museo dell'Accademia Etrusca © Gino Severini, By SIAE 2012

Forlì’s San Domenico Museums host the exhibit Novecento. Arte e vita in Italia fra le due guerre (1900s: Art and Life in Italy Between the Two Wars) until June 16th. 
The exposition  begins with the first Post-War period and spans to the Second World War (that is, until 1943), when the major exponents of Italian culture dedicated themselves to the mission of creating new artistic expressions for their Century, afflicted and bellicose as it was. 
The intellectuals of the age – that included architects, painters and sculptors, designers, graphic artists, advertisers and PR reps, goldsmiths and stylists – together undertook an immense project that promoted a "return to order." Among those leading the pack were Felice Casorati, Achille Funi, Mario Sironi, Carlo Carrà, Adolfo Wildt and Arturo Martini, that carried forward a model of refound harmony speaking to both tradition and modernity – in part thanks to the criticism and organization of Margherita Sarfatti and to general regime support. 

The tour is made up of the I (1926) and II (1929) 1900s Italy Exhibits; the Exhibit on Fascist Revolusion, installed in Rome 1932-1933 in occasion of the ten-year anniversary of the march on the City; the V Triennale of Milan (that saw the consecration of the mural as symbol of popular national art); and the review of E42 (the original name of the project for the Roman neighborhood of EUR, planned as site of the 1942 World's Fair). Not only will the epoch's architecture and sculpture be on view, but painting (as realized by such names as Severini, Casorati, Carrà, De Chirico, Balla, Depero and many others) stands out for the variety of styles and subjects, from Metaphysical, Magical Realism and the "myths" of the 20th Century.

 

Useful information

www.mostranovecento.it 

Hours
Tuesday to Friday: 9:30 AM - 7PM;
Saturday, Sunday, & Holidays: 9:30 AM - 8 PM;
Closed Monday

Tickets
FULL PRICE € 10,00
REDUCED PRICE € 8,00

How to get there

Where: Musei San Domenico
City: Forlì
Address: Piazza Guido da Montefeltro
Region: Emilia Romagna