Painter and model from Canova to Picasso

From 13 November 2010 to 13 March 2011

For the first time in Italy, a great exhibition centred around the relationship of painter and model: the fascinating union which dominates the history of arts of the 18th century and beyond and that has strongly influenced artists and their unique way of interpreting life and describing the world. Through this role women have escaped a world of near anonymity, at the fringe of society, to embrace a role of primary relevance in the eyes of painters and art fascination across Europe. The exhibition aims at retracing exactly this important social and cultural evolution that started during the Neoclassic period and lasted until the second half of the 19th century. A peculiar historic and critical cut to bring together the most important modern and contemporary art painters inside their studios and lives.Whilst Canova enters with the uppermost discretion into the space of the model, the romantic painters bring their private life onto the foreground of the canvas, similarly to the myth of Raffaello and the Fornarina, a recurrent motif in the paintings of this artist, dominated by a strongly realistic personality. The itinerary of the exhibition becomes, therefore, like a prying eye into the artists life and the feminine world that whirls around them.

Particular attention will be, as expected, dedicated by the exhibition to Picasso, the most emblematic and representative painter of the exhibitions theme, which he covered throughout his entire career. Many paintings and etchings remain as testimony of Picassos interest towards the theme of the model, from the Thirties, with the Suite Vollard, to the Sixties, with the beginning of the well known cycle Le peintre et son modele. A few important works will be shown along with other graphical tests starting from Le djeuner sur lherbe di Manet. An intriguing and educational exhibition, a new point of view on art which offers a helping hand to clarify certain artistic corners of creativity and intimacy.

The exhibition will present paintings of Van Gogh, Picasso, Renoir, Warhol e Munch, amongst the others. It is promoted by Foundation Cassamarca and its President Dino De Poli, MP.

Open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9a.m. to 7p.m. And Friday, Saturday and Sunday 9a.m. to 8p.m..

By Insidecom Editorial Staff