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ITALY NEWS # 99 - October 15th, 2009

Caravaggio Bacon Exhibition

Roma - October 2nd, 2009 -  January 24th, 2010  


The  Galleria  Borghese  will  celebrate  the four hundred anniversary  of  Caravaggio’s  death  by  displaying  his masterpieces  together  with twenty paintings by one of the great artists of the second half of the twentieth century, Francis Bacon, whose birth centenary of falls this year.  These two extreme figures have entered  the collective  imagination as “accursed” artists, who expressed  the  torment of existence in their painting with equal intensity and creative brilliance.  Their  lives  separated  by  three  hundred  years,  these  two  disturbing  figures  will encounter each other for the first time at the Galleria Borghese, which will be enhanced by thirty masterpieces of the two masters from the world’s leading museums. 


Courbet and Monet

Udine - September 26th 2009 -  March 7th, 2010



The exhibition is hosted in in the beautiful Villa Manin in Udine and focuses on the spread of Realism and Impressionism in central and eastern Europe.  An exhibition with over 120 works from museums around the world, rich of masterpieces that tells about the relationship between the Barbizon school of France and the diffusion of realism and naturalism in central and oriental Europe. You can also admire Manet, Monet, Renoir, Degas, Van Gogh and many other main painters of Europe.



 From Velazquez to Murillo

Pavia - October 10th - January 17th, 2010


The “siglo de oro” of Spain will thus be revived in the Visconti Castle of Pavia thanks to an extremely important group of works, mostly unrivaled and never exhibited in Italy, amongst which the works of some of the greatest figures of the international art scene such as Velázquez, Murillo, de Ribera, Antonio de Pereda, Francisco Ribalta, Alonso Cano, Juan Valdes Leal, Juan Carrero de la Miranda and then again paintings by other less-known artists, which all together offer an exhaustive and fascinating overview of an age in which the arts flourished to an extraordinary degree.




Giovanni Boldini

     Ferrara - September 20th - January 10th, 2010



The exhibition at Palazzo dei Diamanti features Giovanni Boldini’s Parisian period. Once he settled in Paris, the painter became the most famous portraitist of the high society and this exhibition shows his paintings as evidence of that crucial moment of his artistic life. Covering the period 1871 to 1886, the exhibit will feature around 100 paintings showcasing the talents of an artist fascinated by a range of styles and subjects. A series of cityscapes spotlight Boldini's interpretation of modern life: crowded streets and squares filled with people, carriages and horse-drawn buses.




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