GIUSEPPE PELLIZZA DA VOLPEDO AND THE FOURTH ESTATE

From 15 November 2013 to 09 March 2014

Ten years of passionate research

GIUSEPPE PELLIZZA DA VOLPEDO AND THE FOURTH ESTATE

The exhibition - curated by Aurora Scotti Tosini - is dedicated to The Fourth Estate by Pellizza da Volpedo (1899-1901) one of the works that most indelibly marked the 20th century, not only from an artistic perspective, but also from a viewpoint of society and communication.

The exhibition intends to focus on the complexity of the values and meanings of a painting which is a symbol of the twentieth century, such as The Fourth Estate. This painting is the result of an ongoing cultural and social commitment and a progressive refinement of the painting technique of Giuseppe Pellizza da Volpedo, accrued during a decade from the late nineteenth century and the dawn of the new century. The Fourth Estate by Pellizza da Volpedo (1899 – 1901) is one of the works that most indelibly marked the 20th century, not only from an artistic perspective, but also from a viewpoint of society and communication. The painting is the result of a long planning procedure characterized by two fundamental stages: Ambassadors of Hunger (1892) and Fiumana (Stream of People, 1895 – 96). The protracted process made the artist aware of his intellectual mission and the need to construct an articulated philosophical and scientific culture. Each phase corresponded to a distinctive compositional and technical experiment, whose development can be traced through the exhibition’s three sections with the display of sketches, preparatory drawings and X-ray analyses.

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Monday 14.30-19.30
Tuesday 9.30-19.30
Wednesday 9.30-19.30
Thursday 9.30-22.30
Friday 9.30-19.30
Saturday 9.30-22.30
Sunday 9.30-19.30

Last admission one hour before closing the museum. Ticket is free two hours before closing the museum and every Tuesday from 2 pm.

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