MONZA - Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera together with the Macchiaioli and Giacomo Ceruti up to the authors of the Ferrara Renaissance: these are some of the exhibitions of the week.
MONZA - The exhibition project scheduled from February 18 to May 21 at the Orangerie of the Villa Reale and curated by Simona Bartolena is entitled "The Macchiaioli and the invention of Plein Air between France and Italy".
Ninety works proposed to retrace the history of the movement, by authors such as Telemaco Signorini, Giovanni Fattori, Giuseppe Abbati, Silvestro Lega, Vincenzo Cabianca, Raffaello Sernesi, Odoardo Borrani, in dialogue with those of some of the representatives of the Barbizon School, such as Camille Corot, Charles-François Daubigny, Constant Troyon, Théodore Rousseau.
PADUA - "Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera", an exhibition curated by Daniela Ferretti, opens on February 14 at the Altinate San Gaetano Cultural Center, the only Italian stop on a world tour.
A choral exhibition to tell, until 4 June,
the two Mexican artists and their love story, through great painting (as many as 23 works by Frida Kahlo and 9 by Diego Rivera), alongside art photography with portraits made by Héctor Garcia, Manuel Álvarez Bravo, Giséle Freund, Martin Munkacsi, Nickolas Muray, Lucienne Bloch, Edward Weston.
FERRARA - From 18 February to 19 June at Palazzo dei Diamanti "Renaissance in Ferrara. Ercole de' Roberti and Lorenzo Costa", curated by Vittorio Sgarbi and Michele Danieli.
The exhibition, which inaugurates the new exhibition course of the newly restored building, documents the art of two great Renaissance interpreters in one hundred works and represents the first stage of a larger and more ambitious project entitled Renaissance in Ferrara 1471-1598 from Borso to Alfonso II d'Este,
who will investigate the historical-artistic story of the period between the elevation of the city to a duchy and its passage from the Este dynasty to the direct control of the Papal State.
BRESCIA - The Brescia Musei Foundation is dedicating three exhibitions to Giacomo Ceruti, the "most adventurous painter of the eighteenth century".
At the Museum of Santa Giulia on 14 February they open "Miseria & Nobiltà. Giacomo Ceruti nell'Europa del Settecento" - with over 100 works, 60 by Ceruti in comparison with 40 paintings by previous or contemporary authors - curated by Roberta D'Adda , Francesco Frangi, Alessandro Morandotti, and "Immaginario Ceruti. The prints in the painter's workshop", edited by Roberta D'Adda and Francesco Ceretti, which presents an insight into the use that the artist made of the engravings,
both set up until 28 May.
At the Pinacoteca Tosio Martinengo from 14 February to 10 November "David LaChapelle for Giacomo Ceruti. Nomad in a beautiful land" is set up, curated by Denis Curti, a reflection by LaChapelle on the central themes of Ceruti's painting: the poor, the least , the fragile, the marginalized.
ROME - As part of Quotidiana, the sixth exhibition in the Portfolio section opens on February 16 at Palazzo Braschi, with the work "Passage in the dark" by Andreas Zampella, a small-sized painting conceived and created in a condition of semi-darkness (until March 12), in an environment illuminated only by the rays of the morning light.
LECCE - The "Voci in capitoli" exhibition, set up at the Biscozzi Rimbaud Foundation from 12 February to 2 July, is dedicated to the artist and composer Mirco Marchelli.
Curated by Paolo Bolpagni and Giovanni Battista Martini, the exhibition presents to the public a piece composed by Marchelli in three parts - equivalent to as many modern madrigals - for six mixed voices, based on texts by the Genoese poet Edoardo Sanguineti, played as a musical carpet inside of the three exhibition halls,
in close connection with a unitary cycle of eighteen multi-material works, all of equal size, divided into three groups of six (one for each room).