April 16, 2014

Leonardo da Vinci exhibition, Rome Fiumicino airport

Rome, Fiumicino, Leonardo da Vinci Airport ‘Il Genio di Leonardo’ 12th October 2011 – 30th April 2012 It’s to be hoped that you needn’t spend too long at the airport, but should you find time on your hands then the exhibition ‘The Genius Of Leonardo’ at Rome’s Fiumicino airport looks to be time well spent. […]

Impressionist works from Russian collections on show at the Brera Gallery

*** If you’re planning on a visit on a Sunday in 2012 then you may find the exhibition closed – please see this post. ‘Brera Incontra il Pushkin: Collezionismo Russo tra Renoir e Matisse’ Milan, Milano, Pinacoteca di Brera 11th November 2011 – 5th February 2012 ‘Brera meets the Pushkin, Russian collections/collecting from Renoir to […]

Symbolism exhibition, Padua, 2011/12

‘Il Simbolismo in Italia’ Padua (Padova), Palazzo Zabarella October 1st 2011 – February 12th 2012 ‘Symbolism in Italy’ shows more than 80 works, largely domestic but with key European works from the likes of Klimt and Franz von Stuck, all from the incredibly dynamic and vibrant period spanning the move from one century to the […]

Georgia O’Keeffe exhibition, Rome, 2011/12

‘Georgia O’Keeffe: A Retrospective’, Fondazione Roma Museum Palazzo Sciarra, 22 Via Marco Minghetti, Rome 4th October 2011 – 22nd January 2012 For the first time in Italy comes a chance to views a major exhibition by one of the most important ‘modernists’ of America – the show will then move onto Munich and Helsinki. For […]

Mondrian exhibition, Rome, Winter 2011/2

Piet Mondrian. L’armonia perfetta. Rome, Complesso Vittoriano 7th October 2011 – 29th January 2012 A major exhibition of the works of Piet Mondrian, subtitled ‘The Perfect Harmony’, taking place at the Complesso Vittoriano in Rome. More than 70 oils and designs by the Dutch artist are displayed with around 40 works by other artists who […]

‘Venice and Egypt’ exhibition 2011, Palazzo Ducale

‘Venezia e l’Egitto’ Venice, Palazzo Ducale, October 1st 2011 – January 22nd 2012 An exhibition on the theme of the relationship and the ties between Venice and Egypt across almost two thousand years, from ancient times up to the opening of the Suez Canal. The splendid Sala dello Scrutinio of the Palazzo Ducale – Doge’s […]

Parma, 2011 – Toulouse Lautrec exhibition

‘Toulouse Lautrec e la Parigi della Belle Époque’ Fondazione Magnani Rocca, Traversetolo, Parma 10th September – 11th December 2011 Entitled ‘Toulouse Lautrec and the Paris of the Belle Époque’, this exhibition proposes an ‘original reflection’ on the celebrated French artist. The exhibition is open 7 days a week and draws together works from many collections, […]

Ferrara exhibition 2011 – the Paris of Modigliani, Picasso and Dalí

Gli Anni Folli. La Parigi di Modigliani, Picasso e Dalí, 1918-1933 Ferrara, Palazzo dei Diamanti, 11th September 2011 – 8th January 2012 ‘The Crazy Years’, a literal translation, doesn’t quite strike the right note for this exhibition, subtitled ‘The Paris of Modigliani, Picasso and Dalí’. Paris in the 1920′s was the powerhouse of all things […]

Rome, exhibition of Soviet painting, 1920 – 1970

‘Realismi socialisti. Grande pittura sovietica 1920-1970′ Rome, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, 11th October 2011 – 8th January 2012 An exhibition on one of the most distinctive forms of 20th century art, the state-supported ‘Soviet Realism’ painting style, the anchored antidote to sweeping European Modernism. The exhibition tracks the development of Socialist Realism painting from the dying […]

Rome exhibition – Lippi and Botticelli in 15th century Florence

‘Filippino Lippi e Sandro Botticelli nella Firenze del ’400′ Rome, Scuderie del Quirinale, 16 Via XXIV Maggio 5th October 2011 – 15th January 2012 A major exhibition with perhaps a slightly misleading title as this is largely a showing of works by Filippino Lippi … there are indeed some works by Sandro Botticelli but they […]