Figure et Mythe dans la créativité italienne d’après-guerre


Installation, painting, photography, sculpture...

Figure et Mythe dans la créativité italienne d’après-guerre

Past: January 5 → March 5, 2012

Tornabuoni Art Gallery inaugurates the exhibition “Figures and Myths in the Postwar Italian Creative Process”.

The exhibition presents the creative experiences of artists as they use the artistic practice contemporary to postwar Italy to interrogate the theme of the myth through the figure of the other.

This exhibition assembles more than thirty paintings by artists from different generations who turned to myth and created a dialogue between Modernist Italian painters such as Girogio De Chirico and Marino Marini; veritable Pop Artists such as Valerio Adami, Enrico Baj, Mario Ceroli, Tano Festa and Mimmo Rotella; as well as contemporary artistic expression such as Michelangelo Pistoletto and Vanessa Beecroft.
Particular attention is paid to the Transavanguarde, focusing on works by Mimmo Paladino and Sandro Chia.

These artists investigated the theme of the myth from different viewpoints: from the perspective of classic Greco-roman myths, often the basis for figurative pictorial expressions characteristized by the Metafisica of De Chirico and the poetics of Mario Ceroli, they arrive at the contemporary myth of the body and exhibitionism present in Vanessa Beecroft’s work and the Eros in the iconography of Mimmo Rotella

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The artists

  • Michelangelo Pistoletto
  • Giorgio De Chirico
  • Valerio Adami
  • Mimmo Paladino
  • Mimmo Rotella
  • Mario Ceroli
  • Enrico Baj
  • Vanessa Beecroft
  • Sandro Chia
  • Tano Festa