Tuesday, 1 March 2016

The Macchiaioli at the Cloister of Bramante in Rome from March 16 2016

The scolarina, the Manes in the wind and Pasture in Maremma by Giovanni Fattori, The visit to Villa and Gardens in Piagentina by Silvestro Lega, The Rio at Riomaggiore, the Pascoli a Castiglioncello and the Return from the Capital by Telemaco Signorini are just some of the works of art of the Macchiaioli ready to invade the halls of the Cloister of Bramante in Rome. The exhibition, I Macchiaioli. The collection will open its doors on March 16, fifty years after the great exhibition at the National Modern Art Gallery dedicated to the masters of the macchie (literally "spots"). The style of these artists comes from the method of coloring "the first" and "real" (learned from Giorgione and Titian) and resulted in the work of a group of painters and intellectuals deeply involved in the reality of the second half of the nineteenth: the stain or spot is loaded with new meanings and became a tool for expressing moral tensions, civil and social.