Caravaggio, Boldini and Depero at the MART
A journey through centuries of art at the great museum in Rovereto
AUTUMN 2020 – From Caravaggio to Boldini and Depero to Burri, take a journey through the centuries, framed by a fascinating concept that links everything together: all art is contemporary. These are the centrepieces of the exhibition programme this autumn at the MART, the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Rovereto.
It all begins in October with the masterpiece by Caravaggio
The mouthwatering prospect unfolds from the ninth of October with the exhibition “Caravaggio. The contemporary”. The star of the show is his monumental masterwork The Burial of St Lucy (1608), on loan from the church of Santa Lucia alla Badia in Siracusa, Sicily.
Visitors can view it juxtaposed with marvellous pieces by Alberto Burri, a master of Informal Art. In a continual interplay of images, symbols and echoes, the catalogue is completed by the great painting The castaways (1934) by Cagnaccio di San Pietro, works by artist Nicola Verlato and photographer Massimo Siragusa, and a selection of photographs on the life and death of Pier Paolo Pasolini.
The elegance of Boldini takes the stage in November
From the chiaroscuro of Caravaggio in October to the exuberant colours of Giovanni Boldini in November, the second exhibition in the major autumn season at the MART is dedicated to his elegant ladies.
Portraits of the noblewomen, intellectuals and actresses from the fashionable salons of Belle Époque Paris grace this grand event that re-unites over 150 of the Ferrara artist’s works in Rovereto (from 14/11/2020 to 28/02/2021).
The colourful world of Depero in December
After exploring the 17th and 19th centuries, the MART arrives in the 20th. Trentino artist Fortunato Depero was a leading light in futurism: a painter and sculptor, a designer and illustrator, and a theatre and costume designer of irrepressible creativity.
This large-scale show explores Depero’s remarkable oeuvre of striking colour and vibrant energy while marking his close links with Rovereto. He lived in the town for many years, and his last visionary project can still be enjoyed here today – the House of Futurist Art that bears his name.