IN VENICE, AT PALAZZO FRANCHETTI AN EXHIBITION CELEBRATES THE MOST IMPORTANT ARTISTS OF THE 20TH CENTURY WITH SOME WORKS NEVER EXHIBITED AND WITH THE VOICE OF SOME OF THEM IN THE BACKGROUND
The theme of the exhibition is not very original: the twentieth century. That is the great masters of the twentieth century. However, the choice of works by various Giorgio de Chirico, Giacomo Balla, Giorgio Morandi, Joan Mirò is special, many of which are rarely shown and admired by the general public. Just as special is the exhibition venue: Palazzo Franchetti in Venice. Not surprisingly, the exact title of the exhibition reads precisely: The Nineteenth century at Palazzo Franchetti (until February 16, 2020).
In reality, the power of this exhibition, strongly desired by the Bolognese gallery owner Franco Calarota, in addition to the masterpieces on display, lies in the possibility of listening to the words of the artists who during radio and television interviews or during the filming for documentaries, tell the genesis of some of them works and even the sense of their artistic representation and the profound meaning of the language of art. Thus, for example, we learn that on the future of art de Chirico says: «it will be exactly the same as that of poetry, music and philosophy: to create sensations unknown in the past; to strip the art of the common and the accepted, from any subject in favor of an aesthetic synthesis». While, among poetic landscapes and mysterious tones of dead natures, the words of Giorgio Morandi, an interview with The Voice of America in 1957, suggest that «the possible educational task of the visual arts» is «particularly in the present time, that of communicating images and feelings that the visible world arouses in us ».
We stop to listen, we get lost in the architecture of the building and we are enchanted in front of works such as those of René Magritte hanging in the room overlooking the Grand Canal in a dialogue of real and dreamy painted clouds. Up to the garden, always overlooking the Canal, where Roberto Sebastian Matta's totems are transformed into guardians of time and eternal beauty.