"Return to beauty". Masterpieces of Italian art from between the wars

Fundación MAPFRE Recoletos Exhibition Hall


From 25 February the Fundación MAPFRE Recoletos Exhibition Hall plays host to Italian art from between the wars. Following the Great War, and holding radical avant-gardism responsible for the historical, moral and cultural disorder, the trend throughout nearly the whole of Europe was towards a “return to order”, going back to the security and serenity offered by classicism. These artists represent the flag bearers. 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.

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Recoletos Exhibition Hall. Paseo de Recoletos, 23. 28004 Madrid

This exhibition has been organized by Fundación MAPFRE and the Mart. Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Trento and Rovereto.

Museo di arte moderna e contemporanea di Trento e Roverto

Curated by:

  • Daniela Ferrari, curator at Mart, Museo di Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Trento Rovereto.
  • Beatrice Avanzi, curator at Musée d’Orsay.
Return to beauty. Masterpieces of Italian art from between the wars
Felice Casorati
Ritratto di Renato Gualino [Portrait of Renato Gualino], 1923-1924 (detalle)
Istituto Matteucci, Viareggio
©Felice Casorati, VEGAP, Madrid, 2017
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