(ANSA) - MILAN, 30 JUN - "Reaffirming the centrality of Somain in the sculpture of the second half of the twentieth century and highlighting the international profile of the artist" is the purpose - in the words of the director of Palazzo Reale, Domenico Piraina - of the exhibition "Somaini and Milan", set up on three locations to retrace the work of the sculptor, one of the protagonists of the art of the second half of the twentieth century.
Between the Museo del Novecento, Palazzo Reale and the Somaini Foundation, there is a "full-bodied itinerary which - explained to the Councilor for Culture of the Municipality, Tommaso Sacchi - retraces the entire activity of the sculptor, with a significant commitment in organizational terms, starting from the anthological exhibition which comes from the "Catalog raisonné of sculpture" published by Skira in 2021 ".
The project - curated by Fulvio Irace, Luisa Somaini and FrancescoTedeschi based on a project by Enrico Crispolti - focuses research on sculpture at the Royal Palace, deepens Somaini's relationships with the artists of his time at the Museo del Novecento and investigates the international profile of the sculptor in the Foundation dedicated to him. .
In Piazzetta Reale also the installation "Development of an anthropomorphic work" (1979).
In the Sala delle Cariatidi 70 works are on display ranging from 1948 to 1992, from the Brera Academy to the informal, up to the rediscovery of the myth.
In the Sala della Lanterna, the sketches for the Monument to the Italian Sailors in Milan.
On display at the Museo del Novecento, more than one hundred works of traditional drawings, projects, models, sculptures, paintings and photographs that document the collaboration with Lucio Fontana, Giorgio Bassani, and the architect Luigi Caccia Dominioni with whom the sculptor had a partnership for twenty years.
Also on display are the images taken in the Lomazzo atelier by Ugo Mulas.
At the Somaini Foundation, a hundred works including drawings, projects, sculptures and photomontages such as visions of New York.