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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Montagne Mountains Berge Cròzi

01/09/2018 - 26/10/2018 Arco

Kriegsmaler - The Stolz brothers

16/03/2018 - 27/10/2018 Riva del Garda

1914-1918 La Gran Vera - La Grande Guerra: Galizia, Dolomiti

22/09/2018 - 28/10/2018 Moena

Antichi caratteri contemporanei

06/10/2018 - 31/10/2018 Riva del Garda

Echi nel silenzio - Paesaggi della Grande Guerra dal Garda al Pasubio

15/07/2018 - 31/10/2018 Torbole sul Garda - Nago

Fronte Garda. Momenti della Grande Guerra sul Lago di Garda

10/06/2018 - 31/10/2018 Torbole sul Garda - Nago

La grande mostra fotografica del popolo

01/09/2018 - 03/11/2018 Arco

No War No Peace

17/03/2018 - 04/11/2018 Riva del Garda

Paolo Ventura - Racconti di guerra

16/06/2018 - 04/11/2018 Riva del Garda

Pagine del Garda

03/11/2018 - 18/11/2018 Arco

Festival of Meteorology

16/11/2018 - 18/11/2018 Rovereto

H2O

03/11/2018 - 28/11/2018 Arco

Encontrarte: wood sculpture show

06/12/2018 - 09/12/2018 Levico Terme

I 70 anni della Costituzione

01/12/2018 - 19/12/2018 Riva del Garda

Artiste trentine del Novecento

27/10/2018 - 30/12/2018 Tenno

At Rovereto museums with mum and dad

06/01/2018 - 30/12/2018 Rovereto

Montagne Mountains Berge Cròzi

Exhibition of painting and sculpture

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Kriegsmaler - The Stolz brothers

Painters from the Riva del Garda front 1915-1916

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1914-1918 La Gran Vera - La Grande Guerra: Galizia, Dolomiti

Exhibition-event about the Great War in Val di Fassa, by the Cinema Theatre Navalge in Moena

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Antichi caratteri contemporanei

Exhibition by Matthias Sieff

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Echi nel silenzio - Paesaggi della Grande Guerra dal Garda al Pasubio

Photo exhibition of Andrea Contrini

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Fronte Garda. Momenti della Grande Guerra sul Lago di Garda

Exhibition

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La grande mostra fotografica del popolo

Photo and postcards exhibition

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No War No Peace

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Paolo Ventura - Racconti di guerra

Photography, painting and graphic art

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Pagine del Garda

Book exhibition

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Festival of Meteorology

"Who is meteorology for?" This is the topic of the fourth edition of the festival

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H2O

Collective exhibition

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Encontrarte: wood sculpture show

City centre

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I 70 anni della Costituzione

Exhibition

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Artiste trentine del Novecento

Thea Casalbore Rasini & Maria Giacomoni

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At Rovereto museums with mum and dad

Every weekend activities for families in Rovereto Museums

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