At Palazzo Albergati in Bologna, from 29 October 2021 to 13 March 2022, an extraordinary exhibition dedicated to Giovanni Boldini, with over 90 works, on the occasion of the ninetieth anniversary of his death in Paris in 1931. Feminine charm, sumptuous clothes and rustling, the Belle Époque, the lounges: this is the overwhelming world of Giovanni Boldini, a genius of painting who more than any other was able to restore the rarefied atmospheres of an extraordinary era. The anthological exhibition Giovanni Boldini. The look into the soul, developed on a chronological and thematic narrative register at the same time, presents a rich selection of works that best expresses Boldini's way, his ability to exalt female beauty with uniqueness and reveal the most intimate and intimate soul. mysterious of the noble protagonists of the time. Here are famous works such as Mademoiselle De Nemidoff (1908), Portrait of the actress Alice Regnault (1884), Countess Beatrice Susanna Henriette van Van Bylandt (1903), Countess De Rasty lying down (1880 ca.), The voile blouse ( 1906 ca.). An exhibition that, however, does not stop with Boldini's international and creative experience but which, through some important works of comparison, also presents works by contemporary artists. Venue of the exhibition: Palazzo Albergati - Via Saragozza, 28 - Bologna. Dates: from Friday 29 October 2021 to Sunday 13 March 2022. Hours: every day from 10.00 to 20.00.
The birthplace of Noè Bordignon Castelfranco Veneto and San Zenone degli Ezzelini, the favorite place where he retired permanently in the last years of his life, are the promoters of a due recognition, 100 years after his death, through a large monographic with over 60 works, developed chronologically and by themes in the two locations of the Casa Giorgione Museum and Villa Marini Rubelli from 18 September 2021 to 16 January 2022. An event curated by two of the greatest experts on the subject, Fernando Mazzocca and Elena Catra, which is a starting point in the enhancement of 'the work of this incomparable narrator of the reality of the Venetian territory of the time as well as his contemporaries such as Ciardi, Zandomeneghi and Milesi who will accompany him in the exhibition, thanks to new studies and researches as well as to a catalog that for the first time will show the register complete with the artist's paintings and frescoes. The son of a country tailor who was able to study at the Academy of Fine Arts in Venice only thanks to the support of the Municipality of Castelfranco and some private citizens, Bordignon was a unique artist for the context of the late nineteenth century, capable of reconciling genre painting sensitive to the most current experiments and to combine it with an intense fresco production that revealed his deep civic commitment and rootedness to the “timeless” tradition of sacred art. A century later, the journey to discover Noah Bordignon starts from Castelfranco Veneto, where the first two thematic sections "The artistic training and the Roman retirement" and "The painting of life" unfold in the headquarters of the Casa Giorgione Museum. insights into the everyday life of the time, popular scenes, paintings with a familiar vocabulary, humble interiors, but also “funny” representations with a realist character. Venues of the exhibition: Casa Giorgione Museum Piazza S. Liberale, Castelfranco Veneto - Villa Marini Rubelli - Via T. Rubelli 2, San Zenone degli Ezzelini. DATES: 18 September 2021 - 16 January 2022. OPENING HOURS: Tuesday and Wednesday: 10.00 - 13.00 - Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday: 10.00 - 18.00 Monday closed.
It was fate that this monographic exhibition on Corcos, the most complete ever made to the number and quality of the works presented, landed at Palazzo Zabarella, continuing the series of events dedicated to the great protagonists of the Italian: Hayez in 1998, Boldini in 2005, Signorini in 2009, De Nittis in 2013. Especially after the reconsideration of Boldini and De Nittis, the two great Italian in Paris, it was inevitable turn our attention to an equal level of the painter who, while not choosing as the other two to settle down forever in the French capital, but it remained for six long years, from 1880 to 1886, decisive for his education and his professional achievement, only to return to it periodically, making it forever the reference point. This special relationship and business trips to Edinburgh and Berlin confirms its international stature and an update that has made it one of the most important witnesses of the Belle Époque, that legendary season culture and customs which was to interpret the impulses, but also tension, of modernity and which ended with the outbreak of World War, which this year marks the centenary. Corcos was an incomparable interpreter of the society of his time devoted almost exclusively, although there are masterpieces in other genres such as landscape and scenes of life modern, the portrait of the century - think again De Nittis and Boldini, but also to Carolus-Duran, Fantin Latour, Whistler, Sargent, Sorolla, Zuloaga, Troubetzkoy - has shown an extraordinary vitality and originality. In a long and successful career, which began in 1880 whenone of his paintings was bought by King Umberto I and ended in 1931, when he stopped the haunting beauty of the youngPrincess Maria Jose - destined to become queen of Italy - Corcos has been able to decline the portrait with a surprising versatility that is in this exhibition aims to reveal how never happened before every aspect of his exceptional creative, absolute confirmation. As demonstrated by the works major and many previously unpublished emerged in the course of our research, he has been able to reinvent itself each time, changing subjects, setting, environments, thus making what was likely to be generally more conventional and conditioned by the needs Customer occasion instead of freedom and experimentation. This is certainly due to a technical skill surprising, but also on a solid cultural and formidable acquaintances, among the intelligentsia of the finest magazines period, such as "Fanfulla Sunday" or "Il Marzocco" and actors such as Carducci, Pascoli, D'Annunzio, Emilio Treves, the prince of the publishers. FEDERICO Bano - President of the Foundation Bano