Which is the best way to start the new year? Visit a new exhibition, of course, and possibly the city where it takes place. Here is a selection of art events you should keep an eye on.
‘FROM KANDINSKY TO POLLOCK FROM THE GUGGENHEIM COLLECTION’
It was precisely in the Palazzo Strozzi’s undercroft called ‘Strozzina’ that Peggy Guggenheim, who had only recently arrived in Europe, decided in 1949 to show the collection that was later to find a permanent home in Venice.
The exhibition is the result of the cooperation between Palazzo Strozzi and Solomon R. Guggenheim Fundation in New York. The visitor will have the opportunity to enjoy and compare the works of European masters of modern art such as Marcel Duchamp, Max Ernst and and Man Ray and and artists of so-call “Unformed Art”, such as Emilio Vedova, Jean Dubuffet, Lucio Fontana. The exhibition also includes sculptures and paintings by Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Alexander Calder and Roy Lichtenstein.
Palazzo Strozzi 19 Mar-24 Jul 2016
“The strenght of material” collects a great variety of works produced by the Catalan artist between 1931 and 1981. The exhibition aims to focus on his particular interest in raw materials as a tool to learn new tecniques. The works come from Fundació Joan Miró in Barcellona and from his family collection and show how the artist breaks the rules experimenting new ways of making art.
Mudec – Museo delle Culture 24 Mar-11 Sep 2016
‘MATISSE AND HIS TIMES’
Organised by the Centre Pompidou, the exhibition includes hundred masterpieces of the French artist and his friends, including Picasso, Braque, Renoir, Miró and Modigliani. It is a travel that starts from his debut at Gustave Moreau’s atelier and shows not only the influences between all these artists, but also allows the visitor to breath the spirit of the age like 40s and 50s Modernism.
Palazzo Chiablese, until 15 May 2016 www.mostramatisse.it
‘FROM THE IMPRESSIONISTS TO PICASSO’
The works displayed at Palazzo Ducale retrace the journey they made in the first half of XX century from Europe to Detroit. In fact, they come from Detroit Institute of Arts, founded in 1885 and considered and considered one of the most important museums in US from Impressionism to avant-gardes: Van Gogh, Matisse, Monet, Modigliani, Degas, Monet, Manet, Courbet, Otto Dix, Degas, Picasso, Gauguin, Kandinsky, Cézanne, Renoir. Special focuses are dedicated to Renoir, Cézanne and Picasso.
Palazzo Ducale – Doge’s apartment Until 10 April 2016 www.impressionistipicasso.it
‘GIOVANNI FATTORI, PAINTER’
What does macchiaioli means? Well, the word was invented in 1862 to describe a group of Italian painters who were active in the second half of XIX century. These artists didn’t use lines and the geomtetric point and here is where the name comes from (macchia means spot). Giovanni Fattori has been one of the most popular representatives and thanks to his paintings he had the ability to explain universal themes such as death, work, pity and bravery.
Palazzo Zabarella, until 28 Feb 2016
‘THE HISTORY OF IMPRESSIONISM’
120 works divided into nine chapters tell not only the history of Impressionism but also what comes earlier with the French painter Ingres at the beginning of XIX century. Van Gogh, Monet, Renoir, Cézanne and Gauguin will drive the visitors through a journey into their ateliers.
Museo di Santa Caterina 29 October 2016 – 17 April 2017, www.lineadombra.it
This spring in Rome begins with a splash of colour and craziness thanks to the popular American artist Andy Warhol.
Chiostro del Bramante 25 mar – 25 Jun 2016