Lecture Series ‘Return to Beauty. Masterpieces of Italian art from between the wars’
From 8 to 11 May in our auditorium at Paseo de Recoletos, 23, Madrid.
Ritratto di Renato Gualino [Portrait of Renato Gualino], 1923-1924 (detail)
Istituto Matteucci, Viareggio
©Felice Casorati, VEGAP, Madrid, 2017
Fundación MAPFRE and Mart, the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Trento and Rovereto are presenting in Spain ‘Return to Beauty. Masterpieces of Italian art from between the wars‘, an exhibition that can be enjoyed until 4 June 2017 in the Sala Fundación MAPFRE Recoletos in Madrid.
The exhibition features loans from numerous private collections and international institutions, noteworthy among which are the Pinacoteca di Brera, the Museo del Novecento in Milan, the National Museum of Modern Art in Paris, the National Gallery in Prague and the Museo Morandi, among others.
With the aim of delving even further into the creations of these Italian artists in which the overriding theme is the return to order and classical tradition, we have prepared a lecture series that will take place between 8-11 May.
You can come along in person or else follow the live broadcast directly from our Facebook profile starting at 19:30 and chat with us on Twitter.
What exactly will you be able to see? On Monday 8 May we start with ‘The Novecento Italiano, a conversation‘, presented by Daniela Ferrari, curator of the Mart, the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Trento and Rovereto, and Beatrice Avanzi, curator of the Musée d’Orsay, both curators of the current exhibition. Simultaneous translation from Italian to Spanish will be provided.
We continue on Tuesday 9 May with Pablo Jiménez Burillo, director of the Culture area of Fundación MAPFRE, and Leyre Bozal, curator of the Fundación MAPFRE Collections. Both will address the topic ‘The return to order, an international language‘.
On Wednesday 10 May, Rafael Argullol, professor of Aesthetics and the Theory of Art from the Pompeu Fabra University Faculty of Humanities, will talk about ‘The great tradition: Renaissance and Avant-Garde‘.
Lastly, on Thursday 11 May, Carlos García-Alix, writer, painter, audiovisual producer and editor, will go into detail about one of his passions: the work of Sironi and his influence on Spain under the title ‘Sironi in Spain‘. Sironi is one of the key figures in the ‘Novecento’, the movement that sought to break with avant-garde art to return to the essence of Italian culture. One example of this is The Architect, one of the artist’s works that features in the exhibition. Have you not seen it yet?
Visit us and don’t miss our lecture series (free entrance until the auditorium is full). Use the hashtag #RetornoAlaBelleza to spread the word about Italian art between the wars and share your impressions with us through the social networks.