Martedì, 25 Settembre 2018

Weekend art shows feature Wurts Collection, Piranesi


Rome, December 7 - This weekend's art show openings
include a display of art collected by 19th-century American
diplomat George Washington Wurts, who bequeathed the vast
collection he amassed with his wife Henriette Tower to the
Italian state; as well as the incomparable etchings and
landscapes of Giovanni Piranesi, on display in Turin.
In addition, a show in Naples gives a look into Neapolitan
artists active in Paris during the years of impressionism.
ROME - An Anglo-American collection from the early 1900s goes
on display in two locations - Palazzo Venezia and the Sacconi
Galleries in the Vittoriano Museum - with the show "Voglia
d'Italia: International Collections in Vittoriano's Rome",
through March 4.
The show features the vast Wurts Collection, whose works were
donated to the Italian state by its collectors, the American
diplomat George Washington Wurts and his wife Henriette Tower,
and which permanently resides in the Palazzo Venezia.
This is the first time the collection is being shown as an
organized whole, following various studies and restorations of
its works. It gives visitors a chance to experience the
particular context surrounding a form of art collection that, at
the time, was intimately connected with Italy.
NAPLES - The Italian Galleries at the Palazzo Zevallos
Stigliano (also the city headquarters of Intesa Sanpaolo​ Bank)
are hosting a show titled "From De Nittis to Gemito: Neapolitans
in Paris in the Years of Impressionism" through April 8.
The show reconstructs the relationship between the great
international capital of world culture that is Paris and the
artists who were active in Naples during the second half of the
It includes the historic paintings of Domenico Morelli and
Gioacchino Toma, moving towards artists who painted in a genre
that was emerging at the time known as "modern life" theorised
by Baudelaire, whose exponents included Neapolitan artists
Francesco Netti and Giuseppe Di Nittis, with around 90 works.
TURIN - The show "Piranesi: The Utopia Factory" goes on
display through March 11 in the exhibition spaces of the city's
Royal Museums (Musei Reali), with 93 works focusing mainly on
the artist's famed series of 18th-century etchings of Rome known
as "Vedute di Roma."
The Venetian architect depicts both 18th-century rationalism
as well as the passion of the pre-Romantic era.

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