THE SPIRIT OF KLIMT: Galileo Chini, Vittorio Zecchin and major decoration cycles in Venice ?>

THE SPIRIT OF KLIMT: Galileo Chini, Vittorio Zecchin and major decoration cycles in Venice

From: 26-03-2012 To: 26-03-2012
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From March 31st to July 8th 2012 Ca'Pesaro, International Gallery of Modern Art  On the occasion of the major Gustav Klimt in the mark of Hoffmann and the Secession exhibition celebrating in Italy the 150th anniversary of Gustav Klimt’s birth and held at the Museo Correr, the International Gallery of Modern Art Ca’ Pesaro will be presenting an exhibition dedicated to the influence of the great painting on Italian art in the early 20th century, culminating with the 1910 Venice Biennale, at which Klimt was present with a room to himself. The exhibition at Ca’ Pesaro, which presents one of Klimt’s greatest masterpieces, the well-known Judith, dating from 1910, will focus on the presentation of two important decorative cycles that were much influenced by the presence of the Austrian artist in Venice in 1910: Vittorio Zecchin’s Le mille e una notte and Galileo Chini’s Primavera. The canvases by the Murano-born artist were painted in 1914 to decorate the dining room or the Hotel Terminus in Venice. The cycle, which was subsequently dispersed, is today considered one of the greatest masterpieces of the Liberty style (as art nouveau is known in Italy) in Venice; six canvases of the twelve known scenes are conserved at Ca’ Pesaro itself, and will be displayed for the occasion. In the same year, Antonio Fradeletto commissioned Galileo Chini to decorate the central Salon of the Biennale’s Palazzo dell’Esposizione (Exhibition Venue), which was intended to host Ivan Meštrovic’s personal exhibition, as well as paintings by other artists. The panels that will be presented at Ca’ Pesaro are on loan from the National Gallery of Modern Art in Rome, which conserves the most important core collection.  

THE SPIRIT OF KLIMT: Galileo Chini, Vittorio Zecchin and major decoration cycles in Venice
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THE SPIRIT OF KLIMT: Galileo Chini, Vittorio Zecchin and major decoration cycles in Venice

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