Magic Realism

Enchantment in Italian Painting in the 1920s and 1930s

After “Umberto Boccioni” and “An Eternal Beauty”, the season of great exhibitions dedicated to early twentieth century Italian art continues at Mart, Rovereto.
Constituting the first stage of the exhibition, that in 2018 will be at the Ateneum Art Museum, Helsinki and at the Folkwang Museum, Essen, Mart's great winter season exhibition will review the features of Magic Realism in Italy through a selection of painterly works of art from important public and private collections. Coined by critic Franz Roh in a famous essay dedicated to contemporary art (1925), the definition Magic Realism describes an international artistic season that reached its heights of creativity and originality between the twenties and thirties of the last century. This in a period that followed on from that of the historic avante-gardes, featuring a return to the pictorial and sculptural tradition. The objective representation emphasised by the term "realism" is accompanied, in this expression, by an adjective that evokes the suspended and surreal atmospheres that are a strong feature of the movement. Reality is in fact the point of departure for a transfiguration that goes by way of the imagination and marvellous wonderment, implemented by a group of artists featuring Cagnaccio di San Pietro, Antonio Donghi, Felice Casorati, Ubaldo Oppi, Achille Funi and Carlo Levi. Alongside the better-known painters, the exhibition also comprises artists active locally on the Venetian, Trieste, Turin and Roman art scene, confirming the transversality of subjects and styles that combined in Italian painting in those decades. The layout of the exhibition, that examines the complexity of the sources of inspiration and its different declinations on the Italian scene, throws light on the interpretative new features that Magic Realism fields in regard to given genres from the pictorial tradition. The exhibition by Gabriella Belli and Valerio Terraroli has been organized in cooperation with 24ORE Cultura.


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03/11/2018 - 28/11/2018 Riva del Garda

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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

Pinacoteca: Testimonianze figurative

01/12/2018 - 06/01/2019 Riva del Garda

Yes Peace

27/10/2018 - 06/01/2019 Tenno

Around the Nativity Scenes

22/12/2018 - 06/01/2019 Canazei

La natività

22/12/2018 - 09/01/2019 Riva del Garda

Cribs in the historical hamlet "Turchia"

08/12/2018 - 10/01/2019 Moena

Galleria Civica G. Segantini

17/03/2018 - 13/01/2019 Arco

The skin of the soldier

25/04/2018 - 31/03/2019 Rovereto

Andrea Soraperra Art exhibition

16/10/2018 - 07/04/2019 Canazei

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

07/12/2018 - 01/05/2019 Moena

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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Pinacoteca: Testimonianze figurative

Permanent exhibition: where art, culture and landscape come together

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Yes Peace

Picture exhibition

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Around the Nativity Scenes

Visitors can view Canazei’s outdoor nativity scenes laid out at 50 different places in the village

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La natività

Exhibition

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Cribs in the historical hamlet "Turchia"

Exhibition of the most beautiful Christmas cribs in the traditional "Turchia" quarterhood in Moena

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Galleria Civica G. Segantini

A permanent space on Giovanni Segantini

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The skin of the soldier

Uniforms, armours, helms and gas masks from the First World War to the 21st Century

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Andrea Soraperra Art exhibition

Permanent exhibition by the sculptor Andrea Soraperra in Penìa di Canazei

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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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