Fortuny And Wagner. "Wagnerism" in the visual arts in Italy
from 10.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. (ticket office from 10.00 a.m – to 5.00 p.m.)
closed on Tuesday
This exhibition is the result of long research into the influence in iconographic and aesthetic terms of Richard Wagner and ‘Wagnerism’ on the visual arts in Italy between the end of the 19th century and the early decades of the 20th. In this field, one of the leading protagonists was Mariano Fortuny, whose entire Ciclo wagneriano, comprising 47 paintings owned by the museum, together with numerous engravings, will be displayed for the first time.
His works, some of which never exhibited before and many restored for the occasion, will be compared to those of other Italian artists, such as Lionello Balestrieri, who drew inspiration from the characters and scenes in Wagner’s operas, the bicentenary of whose birth will be celebrated in 2013. The exhibition will be enriched by a wide-ranging documentary section and by a series of focuses on illustration, caricature and poster design. An unseen gouache by Mario de Maria, consisting of a preparatory sketch for a famous portrait of Wagner’s stepdaughter, since lost, will be displayed for the first time. To round off the exhibition and document the influence of Wagner’s work on contemporary artists, there will be an interesting selection of visual works by important artists such as Antoni Tapies, Bill Viola, Anselm Kiefer.
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