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Umberto Boccioni, Impressioni di paesaggio, 1908
December 1, 2022

Tornabuoni Arte presents the Anthological Exhibition 2023

A unique exhibition of works of modern and contemporary art in the well-known gallery founded by Roberto Casamonti

The well-known Tornabuoni arte gallery, founded by Roberto Casamonti, presented its Anthology 2023, a selection of the most important works of Modern and Contemporary Art that the gallery has selected over the past year. This is an exhibition of modern and contemporary art held in two venues, Florence and Milan, and an opportunity to retrace the second half of the twentieth century through the masterpieces of some of its main protagonists. Tornabuoni arte is distinguished by a careful spirit of research, and for this very reason Anthology 2023 is flanked by a volume, full of photographs, by art historian Sonia Zampini, which unites Art and History together, thus giving rise to a variety of narrative plots.

On the first floor of the Florentine exhibition, a black-walled room houses the most representative works of the 20th century with the theme of landscape at its center, such as Paysage that Pierre Auguste Renoir made in 1919, or an extraordinary 1908 Landscape Impressions by Umbero Boccioni, an en plein air subject with a luminous atmosphere saturated with color.

Pierre Auguste Renoir, Paysage, 1913

This theme returns in several works of the 1930s, such as in Galileo Chini's Giardino dell'oblio in which Eleonora Duse's house in the Viareggio pine forest, a villa to which she had moved after the end of her love affair with Gabriele D'Annunzio, is depicted with a veil of melancholy. Ottone Rosai's Paese (Landscape with Tree) also relates the tree to elements such as houses, all with a solid essentiality. Differently, however, paint the domestic setting, Plinio Nomellini and Alberto Savinio, in Interni con natura morta and Les Prisonniers, IIème version, respectively.

On the ground floor, works are an expression of the non-figurative artistic languages of the second half of the 20th century, including Lucio Fontana's Concetto spaziale and Giuseppe Capogrossi's Superficie, in which an abstractionism characterized by the sign is favored.

More recent works, take up the thread of History, such as Boetti's Map, which brings the composition of the planisphere back to a specific historical moment, close to a future turn in geopolitical relations between states. Christo's Over the River leads one to reflect on the connection between work, place and time; about 10 km of silver fabric was planned for this work over the Arkansas River in Colorado.

Arnaldo Pomodoro, Sfera, 1967

Other notable artists include Carla Accardi, Antonio Bueno, Alberto Burri, Enrico Castellani, Sandro Chia, Jean-Michel Folon, Hans Hartung, Emilio Isgrò, Mimmo Paladino, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Giuseppe Uncini, Victor Vasarely, Gilberto Zorio, and many others.

From Tuesday, Dec. 13, a selection of works from the Selected Anthology 2023 will be on view not only at the Florentine venue but also at the Tornabuoni Arte venue in Milan.

Tornabuoni Arte
Lungarno Benvenuto Cellini, 3
Exhibition opening hours: Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. / 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.; free admission
ph. +39 055 6812697 |

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