Art shows greet spring across Italy
By Kate Carlisle04 March, 17:10
(ANSA) - Rome, March 4 - The long-awaited and extraordinary exhibition that opens Tuesday at Rome's Scuderie del Quirinale is set to shine the fullest light yet on the genius of 16th-century Venetian master painter Titian.
Titian (1485-1576), whose Italian name was Tiziano Vecelli, was the most important member of the 16th-century Venetian school. Born in Pieve di Cadore, near Belluno in the Republic of Venice, he was often called da Cadore, because of his birthplace.
The collection of masterpieces on loan from around the globe stitches together a repertoire following the burgeoning promise of his juvenilia, the fascinating works of his middle years, and the astonishing achievements of his mature splendour, such as the famous portraits of doges, monarchs and popes.
But the exhibition entitled simply 'Titian' that runs until June 16 is not the only happening in the world of upcoming art shows throughout the country.
Another important event in Rome being held at the Complesso del Vittoriano on Piazza Venezia is an exhibit of the great authors of Cubism from March 8 to June 23. The exhibition is a collaboration of numerous prestigious museums, including the Tate, the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Courtauld Gallery in London, the State Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts in Moscow, the State Hermitage Museum of St.
Petersburg, the National Gallery of Art in Washington and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and Foundation in New York, the Philadelphia Museum of Art in Philadelphia, the Fundacion Coleccion Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum in Madrid. 'Cubism Cubist' also includes works by major galleries and private collections.
Moving beyond the country's capital, a special display of a work by Pablo Picasso not seen for 20 years will open on March 8 and run until April 1 in the city of Reggio Emilia at the Palazzo Magnani. The piece, 'Femme sur un fauteuil' is an intense portrait of his wife Jacqueline Huntin from 1962. The showing commemorates the 40th anniversary of the artist's death in 1973.
In the city of Brescia, an exhibition at the Museo Santa Giulia, entitled Novecento Mai Visto (The 20th Century As Never Seen), includes some 200 works by some 100 international artists, which range from 1909 to present.
Alongside classic examples of Constructivism and Concrete Art through Minimalism and Conceptual Tendencies, the exhibition running from March 8 until June 30 will also present installations, photographs and videos by renowned contemporary artists.