Picasso and Italy - Lectures
In collaboration with Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi
- Wednesday 8th October 5.30pm: Maria Grazia Messina – Picasso and the cubism: an open question
The keys to interpret Cubism, and Picasso’s production in particular, are many. The conference focuses on Picasso’s visual culture, on the unique environment represented by Paris in the first decade of the nineteen hundreds in terms of suggestions between goods, advertising, photography. The media revolution, the manifold net of new urban communication, stimulated different modes of perception and therefore innovative working methods. But Picasso used massmedia devices for a deep reflection on modes and codes of visual representation.
- Wednesday 15th October 5.30pm: Caterina Zappia – Picasso and the italians: suggestion of the ancient masters and their relationship with contemporary art
The relations between the Spanish master and our country, that he visited twice, are more intense than it is known: these connections emerge not only from the influence ancient and contemporary Italian art exercised on his production, but also from the rich correspondence he shared between 1905 and 1965 with intellectuals, politicians and artists.
- Wednesday 22th October 5.30pm: Eva Francioli – On the tracks of Picasso: Itinerary conference of the collection of the Museo Novecento
To which extent Picasso’s work influenced twentieth-century Italian art? Which themes, iconographies, technical and linguistic experimentations? The itinerant conference, moving through the collection of the museum of the Twentieth Century, is a starting point for a careful consideration on the durability, variations and surpassing of Picasso’s model, stemming from a direct and open confrontation with the works of some of the main Italian artists of the last century.