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museo di arte moderna
e contemporanea
di trento e rovereto

  • Il corpo in posa - allestimento
  • Félix-Jacques-Antoine Moulin - "Senza titolo", 1852 – 1853
  • Luigi Bonazza - "Jovis Amores, Deione", 1912
  • Gaudenzio Marconi - Senza titolo, 1870 - 1880

The Body on Stage


he exploration of the nude starting from the place historically known for welcoming the artist and his model: the studio. A collection of works reproduces the atmosphere: the plaster and marble Neo-classic sculptures like Antonio Malfatti’s Allegoric Figures, reproduce the body according to classic, mythological references with soft and sinuous lines; Francesco Hayez’s painting in 1830 of Venus Playing with Two Doves reinterprets it according to romantic and realistic criteria. There is no lack of references to photography which from the mid-nineteenth century was characteristic of a real art, becoming one of the instruments used by artists in their studios for posed bodies, as shown in the more than thirty portraits exhibited of artists-photographers (including Auguste Belloc, Felix Jacques Antoine Moulin, Vincenzo Galdi, Gaudenzio Marconi, Guglielmo Plüshow, Louis Bonnard, Luigi Ratini), while some sculptures (by Leonardo Bistolfi and Vincenzo Jerace) together with Egon Schiele’s Nudes (Nude, Female Torso) and Gustav Klimt's Seated Female Figure are an introduction to the new century and the secessionist atmosphere. Dario Wolf’s paintings lead to the theme of the male nude through the Titani and Academy studies. Bonazza’s triptych The Legend of Orpheus in 1905 re-proposes the male nude, once again through myth and allegory but reinterpreted in secessionist style. Luigi Bonazza once again with a cycle of engravings The Loves of Jupiter in 1912 and Luigi Ratini with the cycle of engravings dedicated to the Iliad (1920–1923) and The Legend of Orpheus (1921). The studio atmosphere is further enriched by the exhibition of a camera from the end of the nineteenth century and advertising for photographic studios which were fashionable between 1875 and 1925.

Vincenzo Jerace
Busto di giovane donna
Luigi Bonazza
Jovis Amores Deione
Senza titolo
Benvenuto Disertori
Luigi Ratini