02.02.2013 - 16.06.2013
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.
Tuesday to Friday: 9:30 AM - 7PM;
Saturday, Sunday, & Holidays: 9:30 AM - 8 PM;
FULL PRICE € 10,00
REDUCED PRICE € 8,00
Where: Musei San Domenico
Address: Piazza Guido da Montefeltro
Region: Emilia Romagna