he exhibition had a major preview at the Musée de l’Orangerie in Paris, in the form of the show entitled “Gino Severini (1883 – 1966), futuriste et néoclassique”. It now arrives at the Mart di Rovereto under the title of Gino Severini 1883-1966. Born in Cortona in 1883, while still very young, Severini joined Giacomo Balla’s studio in Rome, together with his friend, Umberto Boccioni.
In 1906, Severini moved to Paris, and regularly spent some time in the small rural village of Civray, immortalised in a landscape of 1908.
His Roman studies on Divisionism drew him to Seurat’s Pointillisme; this phase is typified by a small masterpiece entitled “Printemps à Montmartre” (1909), in which the artist depicted the beauty of the city landscape.
Compared to the Paris preview, the exhibition in Rovereto will display an additional section, featuring works from the the 1940s and 1950s, which makes it possible for the first time in 20 years since the last major monographic exhibition, to examine the complex associations characterising the various milestones in Severini’s artistic development. For the inauguration of the exhibition, the following volumes will be presented “Il carteggio Gino Severini Jacques Maritain (1923-1966)” edited by Giulia Radin and “Fondo Severini. Inventario” edited by Gabriella De Marco and Paola Pettenella.
Look at the set of images on flickr
Curated by Gabriella Belli and Daniela Fonti