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  • Plinio Nomellini, "Isadora Duncan. Gioia (Gioia tirrena)", 1914 (dettaglio), "Quadreria Villa San Martino", Collezione Silvio Berlusconi
  • Cesare Laurenti, "Fioritura nuova", 1897, Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia, Galleria Internazionale d’Arte Moderna di Ca’ Pesaro
  • Auguste Rodin, "Ève au rocher" (dettaglio), (1905-1910), Collezione privata, Hong Kong
  • "Isadora Duncan", exhibition view. Photo Mart, Jacopo Salvi

Dancing the Revolution
Isadora Duncan and the figurative arts in Italy between the 19th century and avant-garde

 
Mart Rovereto
19 October 2019 / 01 March 2020
Rebellious and charismatic, a veritable icon, she influenced generations of artists and men of culture. It is Isadora Duncan, the American dancer that modern dancing owes its birth to.
 
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s part of the programme devised by the president Vittorio Sgarbi, the exhibition explores the cult of Isadora Duncan in 20th-century vanguards and art, through works by great international artists.
Duncan was the most prominent figure to overcome the classic standards of Romantic ballet and an enlightening paragon for the historical vanguards. A charismatic, rebellious personality, she stood out for her dancing style, free from social conditioning, for her role as a strong, skilled, stubborn and intuitive woman.

Over 170 works are on display: paintings, sculptures, documents, photos, showing how the pioneer of modern dancing crossed the boundaries of time and space so much that, one century later, she still has legendary status. Central themes in the exhibition are the liberation of women’s bodies, Duncan’s influence on early 20th-century culture, and her bond with Italy.
Coming from prestigious Italian and international collections, the Mart exhibition includes works by prominent 20th-century artists who found a powerful inspiration in Isadora Duncan: Auguste Rodin, Franz von Stuck, Umberto Boccioni, Fortunato Depero, Felice Casorati, Giò Ponti, Antoine Bourdelle, Eugène Carrière, Ferdinand Hodler, Edward Gordon Craig, Leonardo Bistolfi, Edoardo Rubino, Adolfo De Carolis, Gaetano Previati, Giulio Aristide Sartorio, Plinio Nomellini, Romano Romanelli, Ercole Drei, Domenico Baccarini, Galileo Chini, Dario Viterbo, Hendrik Christian Andersen, Francesco Messina, Francesco Nonni, Antonio Maraini, Amleto Cataldi, Libero Andreotti, Giuseppe Cominetti, Thayaht, Gino Severini, Mario Sironi, Amedeo Bocchi, Antonietta Raphaël, Pericle Fazzini, Massimo Campigli, Adolfo Wildt.

 

Curated by Maria Flora Giubilei and Carlo Sisi
A Mart Rovereto and Fondazione CR Firenze production

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