Da Botticelli a Matisse Volti e Figure in the Gran Guardia Palace in Verona

From 02 February 2013 to 01 April 2013

Opening on 2 February the cutting edge of Verona events 2013: Da Botticelli a Matisse, Volti e Figure.

The exhibition promises to be one of the biggest Verona Italy cultural events of the Palazzo della Gran Guardia in Verona after The Eighteenth Century in Verona exhibition last year.

Until 1 April 2013 one of the most important art exhibitions in Verona will open its doors to all art lovers and those who wish to explore classical paintings in one of the biggest Verona events at the Gran Guardia in Verona.

After the closure of Raffaello verso Picasso in Vicenza, the exhibition moves to the Gran Guardia Palace in Verona which is almost identical but at the same time different, with many works of art that give way to many new masterpieces. The painting exhibition in Verona will again be dedicated to portraits: eighty works of art, many of which were present in Vicenza, supplemented with new masterpieces that will increase the 'Nordic' works - with paintings by Van Eyck, Memling and Holbein - and a section dedicated to Impressionism - with Monet and Gauguin. Other important new entries will be the works by Antonello da Messina and Francis Bacon.

The exhibition Da Botticelli a Matisse Verona will cover a time span from the 14th to the 19th centuries. It will be a fascinating journey through the history of the portrait and figure that combines the frantic search for a sense of perfection and the distortion of shapes achieved with cubism. There will be four sections showing the changes of the portrait and figure through the centuries, a journey into the soul of the harmony of the Renaissance painting to the anguish of the last century.

As was the case with Raffaello verso Picasso, this cultural event in Verona - Palazzo della Gran Guardia in Piazza Bra - will not be organized according to a chronological order but thematic sections ... Among the artists of Da Botticelli a Matisse in Verona: Bellini, Raphael, Botticelli, Titian, Caravaggio , Tiepolo, Van Dyck, Rembrandt, Rubens, Goya, Van Gogh, Manet, Picasso, Matisse, Munch, Bacon, and many other geniuses!The first section - The religious sentiment. The grace and ecstasy - staged in Palazzo della Gran Guardia Verona - the exhibition brings to the stage the Scriptures of the New Testament contrasting grace and ecstasy in a touching painful elaboration of the meaning of life. Examples of paintings from the fifteenth century to the mid nineteenth present the life of Christ in its various aspects - nativity, adoration, Madonna and Child, crucifixions, ... - and several images of Saints. Aura of serenity of Mary - in the works of Lippi, Mantegna, Tiepolo, Bellini, ... - the expressions of Christ in the final moments of his life - works by Botticelli, Caravaggio, Veronese, ... - with also some curious juxtapositions of the same subject interpreted by very different artists.

The nobility of the portrait - the second section of the exhibition Da Botticelli a Matisse in Verona, presents a portrait of celebratory function: princesses, kings and queens, lords and clericals become emblems of society. In this part of the exhibition you can admire the works of the artists involved in the major European courts or dedicated to the representation of the middle class - such as Velzquez, Rubens, Rembrandt, Van Dyck, Copley, Sargent.

Among the works of Da Botticelli a Matisse Verona at the Gran Guardia Palace, the third section, entitled The daily portrait is the most charming one. From the second half of the 14th century a sort of psychological insight starts which reaches a turning point in the great masterpieces of the Renaissance. There is plenty of room for the Impressionism of Manet, Degas, Gauguin and Renoir whose Dance at Bougival is considered a symbol of the entire Impressionism. A fascinating journey in search of an ever evident interior world.

The final section of the Verona events at the Palazzo della Gran Guardia in Verona focuses on the major changes of the late nineteenth century: the way of representation changes, in line with the new civil and social problems that begin to take shape from the late nineteenth century. From Van Gogh and Gauguin and Cezanne, Munch and Bonnard, Fauves and the Expressionism, Modigliani, the innovations introduced by Picasso, and even Bacon, Freud, Wyeth, Lpez Garca and many others concluding one of the largest and most important Verona Italy calendar events at the Gran Guardia Palace- 2013.

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By Insidecom Editorial Staff