- 19 Nov 2021 - 06 Mar 2022
Divisionismo. 2 Collezioni
Curated by Giovanna Ginex, the exhibition is dedicated to the extraordinary season of Divisionism. Set up in the evocative rooms on the ground floor of the Villa Reale, the exhibition is based on a careful selection of comparisons between the works in the Pinacoteca della Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Tortona and those in the Galleria d’Arte Moderna in Milan, which houses some of the masterpieces of Divisionism.
Through thirty works, arranged in five sections, the exhibition aims to focus on the characteristic elements of the Divisionist experience, its protagonists and the artists who were their companions, present in the two collections: Giacomo Balla, Leonardo Bistolfi, Umberto Boccioni, Giulio Branca, Luigi Conconi, Tranquillo Cremona, Carlo Fornara, Giuseppe Grandi, Emilio Longoni, Angelo Morbelli, Plinio Nomellini, Giuseppe Pellizza, Gaetano Previati, Attilio Pusterla, Daniele Ranzoni, Giovanni Segantini, Giovanni Sottocornola and Paolo Troubetzkoy.
Milan was a key city for Divisionism: here many of its interpreters studied, here many of them found inspiration for works of social denunciation, here they exhibited for the first time at the Brera Triennale in 1891. The canvases set in Milan – a city in full industrial growth at the time and characterised by profound urban, architectural and social changes – also became spaces for the Divisionists to investigate the theme and the icons of contemporaneity, progress and old and new marginalities.
The exhibition stems from the desire to offer a new look “from the inside” on Divisionism, or rather on Divisionisms, focusing on the different technical evolutions and thematic declinations.
Giacomo Balla, La fidanzata a Villa Borghese, 1902. © Comune di Milano, Galleria d’Arte Moderna, Milano / Saporetti Immagini d’Arte.