Symbolism in Italy

From 01 October 2011 to 12 February 2012

From October 1st, 2011 to February 12th, 2012 the halls of Palazzo Zabarella in Padova will host the exhibition Symbolism in Italy.

A thrilling exhibition promoted by the Bano Foundation with an arrangement of eight sections dedicated to the theme of unconscious in arts between the 18th and 19th centuries. Important works of world-wide fame will be displayed, such as Gustav Klimts Giuditta-Salom or Franz von Stucks renowned masterpiece TheSin, although the exhibition delves especially into the all-Italian experiences that were the cause in those years of important social changes.

This was a time of heated debates on the role of arts in society that were rifling in the literary and philosophical circles of Gabriele DAnnunzio and Angelo Conti or the music groups devoted to Wagner, at the time that Expositions were bringing into Italy the turmoil of European movements.

The exhibition starts with works from Segantini and Previati and aims at retracing and documenting the links of Italian paintings with the great international symbolism artists of the period from 1880 to justbefore WWI.

Segantini and Previati encounter Klimt, Von Stuck, Klinger in a display that ends with the reconstruction of the Dream Room presented at the Venice Biennial in 1907 and considered at the time a true representation of symbolism.

Opening hours: 9:30-19:00Closed: Mondays, except on Bank Holidays,Ticket on sale until 45 minutes before closure.

Tickets:Ordinary: 10.00Concessions: 8.00

By Insidecom Editorial Staff