A journey through important and rarely seen works, but above all an opportunity to reflect on art and its future through the voice of the protagonists of the Twentieth Century. A murmur that is heard from the first room, where between the times and the tones of still lifes and landscapes, the words of Giorgio Morandi in an interview with The Voice of Americain 1957, suggest how «the possible educational task of the figurative arts » is « especially in the present, that of communicating the images and feelings that the visible world arouses in us ». A silent reflection interrupted only by the praise of speed, movement and technology by Giacomo Ballaand Gino Severini, protagonists with their works in the next room, where we see emerge how «Futurist painting in destroying immobility in everything»becomes «transported in the impressive chaos of universal dynamic action». A movement that also resonates in the colours of the canvases and in the «immediate irruption of the infinite in the finite»by Joan Mirò that acts as a counterpoint to the calm art of Paul Klee, present with Die Rolle(1930), painted during one of the last years of teaching at the Bauhaus, an experience that ended in 1931. The joyful atmosphere transports us elsewhere, in a tribute to a Venice of other times that in its different repetition looks at Canaletto, but also in the middle of a square Metaphysics where the question becomes manifest: «what will be the purpose of future painting? It will be exactly the same as that of poetry, music and philosophy: to create sensations unknown in the past; to strip art of the common and the accepted from any subject in favour of an aesthetic synthesis: to completely suppress man as a guide or as a means of expressing symbols, sensations, thoughts, freeing painting once and for all from anthropomorphism that suffocates sculpture; to see every thing, even man, for its own innate qualities». Thus Giorgio de Chiricospeaks of art as a seer and acts as a predecessor first to Surrealism and then to the realization of his thought, made manifest many years later by the phenomenon of Pop Art. Overlooking the Grand Canal, René Magritte's iconic and enigmatic masterpieces, an important selection of works from the 1940s and 1950s, show how «the mystery we are dealing with»is «unanswered by definition». Entering the next room, we move on to the axis of art history, which moves from Paris, making New York the world capital and breaks from figuration to propose the new painting that has abstraction as its protagonist. These are the years of Abstract Expressionism and Franz Klinein the United States to whom the Informal phase, represented by Georges Mathieuand Leoncillo, corresponds in Europe. It is the triumph of instinct where: «volumes and design should not be sought. I am not trying to create a void here and a solid there, but I need to sink my fingers in here to remove clay and to past it on there. Now here becomes a void and there a solid. They just appear, I don’t look for them as such», says Leoncillohimself. The exhibition itinerary ends with the great revolution of the Sixties and the room dedicated to Andy Warhol, who realizes the prophecy predicted by Giorgio de Chirico, «all the paintings must have the same dimensions and the same colours, so that they are interchangeable, and no one thinks they have a better or worse painting. And if one is a masterpiece, so are all paintings. Besides, even if the subject is different, the same picture is always painted ». At the end of the artistic journey presented in the exhibition, in the garden overlooking the Grand Canal, the totems of Roberto Sebastian Matta, guardians of a future that is already today, watch over Palazzo Franchetti.