The great artists of the twentieth century

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A lecture a month at the Museo Novecento to get acquainted with the protagonists of Italian art in the twentieth century.

The Museo Novecento hosts many Italian masterpieces of the century, works of art that recount the great steps of art in the twentieth century and that allow the public to understand the novelties and developments revolutionizing visual arts throughout the century. The Florentine Civic Museums and Mus.E in 2016 offer a series of lectures dedicated to the main protagonists of the museum so as to retrace the artistic events and to allow a deeper comprehension of their work. A lecture a month, curated by Mus.E Educational Department, each dedicated to a different artist. The first, on Sunday, February 21st, is focused on Bruno Munari, one of the absolute protagonists of the twentieth century in the field of art and design, whose contribution indelibly influenced the culture of our country.
The following meetings will be dedicated to famous artists, such as Lucio Fontana, Giorgio Morandi and Renato Guttuso.

The lectures will take place at the Altana of the Museo Novecento. The admission is free (it does not include the access to the museum), the reservation is mandatory.

This is the schedule:

  • Sunday, February 21st, 10.30 a.m.: Bruno Munari
    A multifaceted artist of the twentieth century, Bruno Munari with his work in the field of visual arts covers almost a century, spent by constantly experimenting and influencing generations of architects, paintings, teachers, education specialists.
  • Sunday, March 20th, 10.30 a.m.: Emilio Vedova
    Emilio Vedova strongly expressed the need of contemporary artists to be independent from classical art. Inclined to an ongoing experimentation with materials and techniques, he therefore defines a style bearing a rich use of colour and a strong tension.
  • Sunday, April 10th, 10.30 a.m.: Lucio Fontana
    With his work Lucio Fontana underlines the importance of an art capable of going beyond the limits of painting and sculpture, trying himself in a dimension open to new spaces, those of the art and of the world, that are to be put in communication.
  • Sunday, May 15th, 10.30 a.m.: Alberto Magnelli
    Born a Florentine and adopted by Paris, Alberto Magnelli traverses the different artistic languages of the twentieth century, starting from the avant-garde movements of the beginning of the century, to reach, after surrealistic experimentations, abstract art.
  • Sunday, September 18th, 10.30 a.m.: Renato Guttuso
    The typical militant artist, Renato Guttuso with his work expresses the will to participate in his present and to passionately bear testimony to it by way of an immediate communication and an efficient language.
  • Sunday, October 16th, 10.30 a,m,: Giorgio Morandi
    Suspended between past and present, Giorgio Morandi is a fully modern artist in his artistic research, that investigates the most common objects by stripping them of their function and celebrating them in their volumes, composition, colours.
  • Sunday, November 20th, 10.30 a.m.: Fortunato Depero
    Among those signing the manifesto titled Ricostruzione futurista dell’universo, Fortunato Depero based his artistic career, that was revolutionary and spent in various fields, on the redefinition of a new art for a new man.
  • Sunday, December 18th, 10.30 a.m.: Giorgio De Chirico
    Giorgio De Chirico is one of the most known and recognized Italian artists of the twentieth century in the world. He starts the Methaphysical Art, that was to influence the artists of Surrealism, from Max Ernst to Magritte and Dalì, and those of the German New Objectivity.

The admission is free. The reservation is mandatory.

For information and reservations:

Tel. 055-2768224 055-2768558