An Eternal Beauty

The Classical Canon in Early 20th-century Italian Art

The Classical Canon in Early 20th-century Italian Art.
At Mart Museum of Rovereto the wide exhibition dedicated to one of the richest moment of the Italian art of the 20th century. It represents the second stage of a project realized in collaboration with the Fundación MAPFRE of Madrid.
Through absolute masterpieces of the beginning of the 20th century, the exhibition "An Eternal Beauty" proposes an itinerary through the works of the masters of Italian art, that look back to the past and to the classic rules, as a source of inspiration. The exhibition path is divided in seven sections:
  • Metaphysics of time and space
  • Evoking the ancient
  • Landscapes
  • Return to the figure: the portrait
  • The Poetry of Objects
  • The Nude as Model
  • The Seasons of Life
On exhibition more than hundred works of some of the most significant protagonists of Italian art: Carrà, Casorati, de Chirico, de Pisis, Savinio, Severini, Sironi ma anche Bucci, Cagnaccio, Donghi, Dudreville, Funi, Malerba, Martini, Marussig, Oppi e Wildt. The return-to-order climate in Europe, devastated by the First World War, brought forth artistic ventures and movements – Metaphysical art, the experiences surrounding “Valori plastici“, the Novecento Italiano, and the poetics of Magical Realism – that sought to recover and reaffirm themes and formal solutions from the artistic tradition. Allegorical subjects, portraits, figures, landscapes and still-lifes were interpreted in a new idiom providing a modern vision of the values of ancient and Renaissance art. Technical knowledge gained the status of a tool for representing and transfiguring the real. The exhibition weaves a dense network of visual references with works of the Mart permanent collections. Discover our offer for a cultural weekend in Trentino with visits to Mart’s exhibition and to the beautiful Baroque town centre of Ala, Velvet Town!


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19/05/2018 - 06/06/2018 Riva del Garda

Claudio Verna. Colore come assoluto

07/04/2018 - 10/06/2018 Riva del Garda

Montagne Mountains Berge Cròzi

26/05/2018 - 16/06/2018 Arco

Serra ARRIA a Castel Drena

02/06/2018 - 29/06/2018 Drena

Kriegsmaler - The Stolz brothers

17/03/2018 - 01/07/2018 Riva del Garda

Gimme a ride

09/06/2018 - 04/07/2018 Riva del Garda

The Great War at the bottom of Marmolada

04/07/2018 Moena

Acque dolci

12/05/2018 - 08/07/2018 Tenno

La lista di Candido

18/05/2018 - 08/07/2018 Riva del Garda

Scrittura festival in the Dolomites

20/07/2018 - 22/07/2018 Campitello di Fassa

RespirArt Day

28/07/2018 Pampeago-Predazzo-Obereggen

Non solo 007 - I Ciak sul Garda

07/07/2018 - 01/08/2018 Riva del Garda

The little Church of Peace

02/08/2018 Moena

Do Good!

01/08/2018 - 10/08/2018 Moena

Do Good!

04/08/2018 - 19/08/2018 Pozza di Fassa

La magia dei fiori

The magic of flowers: exhibition by Gianni Nicolini

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La bicicletta in rosa - Passa il giro

Exhibition by "Gruppo Amici dell'Arte"

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Montagne Mountains Berge Cròzi

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Serra ARRIA a Castel Drena

Exhibition of Antonello Serra

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Kriegsmaler - The Stolz brothers

Painters from the Riva del Garda front 1915-1916

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Gimme a ride

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The Great War at the bottom of Marmolada

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Acque dolci

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La lista di Candido

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The little Church of Peace

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Do Good!

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