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MART

museo di arte moderna
e contemporanea
di trento e rovereto

  • Luca Vitone, "Gli occhi di Segantini", 2007, installation view
  • Luca Vitone, "Gli occhi di Segantini", 2007, installation view
  • Luca Vitone, "Gli occhi di Segantini", 2007, installation view

Luca Vitone
The Eyes of Segantini

 
Mart Rovereto
23 June 2007 / 23 September 2007
 
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he Eyes of Segantini is an artwork created by Luca Vitone for an outdoor exhibition area at the Mart. Accustomed to intervening in the history of the spaces in which he exhibits, on this occasion, the artist thought of Trentino, and its greatest known painter, Giovanni Segantini.
The result is a tribute to and reflection on the relationship between art and nature. Vitone created a life-size wooden reconstruction of Segantini’s studio in Maloja. In fact, the original studio itself was a replica of the Swiss Pavilion designed by Segantini for the Paris Universal Exposition in 1900, where he had planned to celebrate the natural beauty of the Engadin region with a large panoramic painting. The project was not brought to fruition, and with his modern-day artwork, Luca Vitone pays tribute to it and honours its grandeur.
Segantini lived, worked and died in the region of Engadin in the Swiss canton of Grisons and was often inspired by its landscape. The large dimensions of Vitone’s artwork allow the public to enter the circular structure and marvel at an outline of the very mountains Segantini admired every day, and which he so often represented in his magnificent paintings.

 

Curated by Giorgio Verzotti