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ITALY NEWS # 100 - October 29th, 2009

New exhibition space MUS'A


With MUS'A, the new exhibition space, one can see the state art collection in the various rooms on the three floors of the Museum. The more than 400 paintings and drawings in the exhibition are divided into different themes (religious subjects, mythology, history, portraits, landscapes, still-lifes, genre scenes etc.). These are organized chronologically and show the work or different Italian and European artists and schools from the medieval period to the middle of the 20th Century. There is also an important collection of the works of Sardinian artists from the early 20th century and a rich collection of graphic works.

Paintings of an Empire

Roma - September 24th, 2009 - January 17th, 2010

"Paintings of an Empire" spotlights paintings from the 1st century B.C. to the 5th A.D., a crucial period in Roman history that saw the rise and the development of the Roman Empire, from Julius Caesar in 49 B.C. to colonial expansion and the later cultural ferment of the Empire. On display are some 100 works, including fragments of frescoes, portraits on wood, decorations, and friezes recovered from patrician homes and those of ordinary citizens and shop owners.


The style of  the Tsars

Prato (FI) - August 18th, 2009 - January 19th, 2010

150 works of art on loan from the Hermitage Museum, the Russian Museum in St. Petersburg, the Kremlin Museums and the Tretiakov Gallery in Moscow, as well as items from many Italian institutes and museums illustrate how cultural, trade and diplomatic relations developed between Italy and the Grand Duchy of Moscow between 14th and 16th centuries, especially as a result of the trading of Italian textiles. The exhibition concludes with an opportunity to view Cigoliís Circumcision altar piece, originally created for the church of San Francesco in Prato and now a part of the collections of The State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg.


 The collection of the Kunstmuseum Winterthur

Trento - September 19th, 2009 - January 10th, 2010

A parade of artists with two hundred and forty works from the late nineteenth century avant-garde to Pop Art for a show of great appeal at the MART in Trento from the biggest names that brought us developments in the painting and artistic sensibilities of the Western world and beyond. The exhibition is sorted by chronological theme, in an effort to provide a live summary of art history. Founded thanks to a shrewd acquisitions campaign launched at the end of the 19th century by the Fine Arts Society of Winterthur, and subsequently supported by generous donations, the collection has always concentrated on impressionist and post-impressionist masterpieces, with works by Degas, Sisley, Pissarro, Monet and the post-impressionists.



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