29 Oct 2014

The secrects of the artist

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29October 2014



The scholars and restorers of the Museo Novecento describe the research carried out on the works of the Collections, telling the phases that lead to the discovery of new data. The historical analysis and the restoration work prove to be, as well as a conservative necessity, an indispensable tool of study and research for the understanding of the history of the works.

Curated by Valentina Gensini.

Wednesday 29 October at 5:30p.m: Davide Lacagnina – The Pirandello case: the times of history, the times of art

The meeting will be dedicated to the painting “I tondi” by Fausto Pirandello, donated by the artist to the City of Florence in 1967: a key work of the painter’s training in Paris, between the twenties and thirties. The research carried out on the occasion of the organization of the Museo Novecento has called into question the chronology of the work, traditionally assigned to 1929. As is customary in the catalog of Pirandello as well as those of many other artists of his generation, it is actually a remake of the second half of the twentieth century: it is the return to a theme dear to the artist, of which there are other examples, even with variants, which is configured as the attempt to rebuild à rebours a creative biography, fixing moments and reasons for a poetic journey, in which the times of history do not always coincide with those of art. With a special exhibition of the work I tondi, by Fausto Pirandello.

Wednesday 5 November at 5.30p.m: Loredana Gallo – The restoration of the contemporary as a tool for analysis and knowledge  

More on the works of Sepo, Albero viola e casa bianca (1915 ca.), Mario Oddone Cavaglieri, I fidanzati (1919), Oscar Ghiglia, Natura morta con frutta (1925-1930) and Bruno Saetti, Natura morta/Muro (1978).

Wednesday 12 November at 5.30p.m: Silvia Fiaschi – I meet the contemporary: young artists in 67

Insights on the works of Antonio Bueno, Performance (1957), Alberto Moretti, Malcolm X and others (1965), Renato Ranaldi, Cecil Taylor come teatrino (1968).
Travelling conference for the Museo.

Wednesday 19 novembre ore 17.30: Nicola Salvioli – Modern metal surfaces, between treatments and alterations

Insights on the works of Pericle Fazzini, Portrait of Giuseppe Ungaretti (1936), Marino Mazzacurati, Portrait of Walter Conadin (1941), Luciano Minguzzi, Gatto (1952), Mirko Basaldella, Motivo verticale (1954) and King Solomon (1960), Marcello Guasti, Sculpture no. 4 – 65 (1965).
Travelling conference for the Museo.

Wednesday 26 November at 5.30p.m: Rossella Lari –Interventions on the Della Ragione Collection and on MIAC Ragghianti

In-depth analysis of the works of Giovanni Costetti, Nudi (1930), Emilio Vedova, Plurimo 1962/63, n. 7 ‘Opposti’, (1962-63), Mauro Chessa, Interno di automobile (1965) and Titina Maselli, Camion (1968)..
Travelling conference for the Museo.

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