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Alessandro La Volpe, "Veduta di Capri da Punta Campanella", 1857-1858, Courtesy SocietÓ di Belle Arti, Viareggio
Alessandro La Volpe, "Veduta di Capri da Punta Campanella", 1857-1858, Courtesy SocietÓ di Belle Arti, Viareggio

Curated by Alessandra Tiddia

Italian Journey
19th-Century Landscapes from the Macchiaioli to the Symbolists

Mart Rovereto
21 April 2018 / 26 August 2018
T

he landscapes of Italy, a favourite destination for European travellers venturing off on the traditional Grand Tour, are featured in this exhibition dedicated to nineteenth-century painting.
The exhibition covers a century of efforts to capture the landscape and its effects of light and colour: from the Posillipo School of southern Italy to the Symbolist “landscapes of the soul” presented in the early editions of the Venice Biennale, passing by way of the fundamentally important and innovative expressions of the Tuscan Macchiaioli.
The technological developments characterizing the 19th century, such as photography and the possibility of viewing the world from novel vantage points (bird’s-eye views from hot air balloons being one example), and changing sensibilities marked a transition in the concept of landscape painting from a simple veduta to a more complex and evocative vision.
The exhibition includes works by Bezzi, Ciardi, De Nittis, Fattori, Fragiacomo, Gigante, Lega, and Signorini.

 
2018 exhibition programme

2018 exhibition programme

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