Italian Government Tourist Board - North America

ITALY NEWS # 66 - October 15, 2008

    Brescia - Van Gogh - Paintings and drawings


Brescia - October 18th, 2008 - January 25th, 2009


The city of Brescia offers art lovers a priceless opportunity to see nearly 100 of Vincent van Gogh’s drawings together in a single exhibition. Because of their fragility and the fact that they cannot be exposed to light for great lengths of time, his drawings are never displayed in permanent museum exhibits. Therefore, the extremely rare showings of these works are the only chance to see them, and this is what Brescia is offering the Italian public. In addition to the drawings, ten of Van Gogh’s most important paintings will also be shown, permitting a direct comparison with the drawings in terms of theme and subject.

 Matilde of Canossa   

Reggio Emilia - August 31st, 2008- January 11th, 2009


Reggio Emilia, at the three sites of Palazzo Magnani, the Diocesan Museum and the Civic Museums, and Canossa, at the Campanini Museum, will be hosting “MATILDE AND THE TREASURES OF THE CANOSSA FAMILY, from castles to cities”. It will present 215 works that describe and reinterpret the most significant historic events in the life of the Countess, one of the most famous figures in medieval history, such as the Council in Guastalla called by Paschal II in 1106 and the meeting between Matilde and Pope Gregory VII and Henry IV. The exhibition has made use of the services of a prestigious Scientific Committee composed of professors and lecturers including leading experts on the History of Medieval Art at an international level.


    Impressionists and post-impressionists. Masterpieces from the Israel Museum in Jerusalem

    Italian Art Between Tradition & Revolution 1968-2008

Venezia - September 27th, 2008 - March 22nd, 2009


Collection of Italian art illustrating the important phases of its development starting from 1968, with over 250 works by a hundred artists of various generations: Pino Pascali, Alighiero Boetti, Marisa Merz, Maurizio Cattelan, Vanessa Beecroft have enjoyed international fame and success  whilst others,  such as Fernando Melani or Maria Lai, have been at times unfairly neglected. This exhibition, explores Italian art and creativity, it offers an unprecedented look at the artistic production of a country where cultural change has often been defined by the persistence of the past, revealing a deep sense of originality and vitality on the part of numerous artists whose work spans all media.


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