This fall’s Italian artistic agenda: 6 unmissable events!

Italy and art, an inseparable duo. We already talked about last summer’s cultural offer, but, even though temperatures are gradually lowering, the Italian artistic agenda is hotter than ever.

  1. Marc Chagall. As in painting, so in poetry

It will be Mantua, in conjunction with Festivalettura, the city hosting a very rich exhibition about one of the most prolific painters of the XIX century. Chagall’s dreamy, avant-gardist art will be at the Palazzo della Ragione until January 13, 2019, with 130 extraordinary works: among them, exceptionally, the full cycle of the seven monumental murals he produced for Moscow’s Jewish Chamber Theater.

Marc Chagall, Over the town, 1914 – 1918, © The State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia.

  1. CAMERA POP. Photography in the Pop Art of Warhol, Schifano & Co

Over 120 artworks between collages, paintings and photographs, tell the revolution that Pop Art constituted in the art world. Starting from what is considered to be the first Pop work in history, Richard Hamilton’s Just what is it that makes today’s homes so different, so appealing?, to the great Andy Warhol, David Hockney, Rosalyn Drexler, Michelangelo Pistoletto and many more, this exhibition – in Turin from September 21 to January 13 – will show you how Pop Art revolutionized the relationship between society and artistic creativity.

  1. Oltre l’onda

Starting the next October 12, the Archaeological Civic Museum of Bologna will host Oltre l’Onda (“Beyond the wave”) – Masterpieces from the Museum of Fine Arts of Boston, an exhibition that will make you discover the Japanese artistic tradition thanks to the works of two of the greatest masters of ukiyo-e: Hokusai and Hiroshige. Not just The Great Wave off Kanagawa, a symbolic image for this artistic movement, but over 270 works created by the two artists, and then masterclasses about cinema, mangas, kitchen, origamis and many other initiatives to get closer to the Floating World.

Katsushika Hokusai, The Great Wave off Kanagawa, 1830 – 1831, Hakone Museum, Japan.

  1. Leonardo da Vinci’s Codex Leicester. Water as a Microscope of Nature

Leonardo da Vinci is one of the main and most known examples of Italian art. But, as many already know, he was also a great scientist: the Codex Leicester, a collection of 72 sheets full of notes, drawings and scientific studies that Leonardo made between 1504 and 1508, will be on display from October 29 to January 20 at the “Magliabechiana Hall” of the Uffizi Gallery. Absolutely unmissable!

  1. Picasso Metamorfosi

On display at Milan’s Palazzo Reale from October 18 to February 17, 2019, this exhibition will bring you back in time, in a trip that links classical mythology to the extreme modernity of Picasso’s re-elaborations of it. Not just works by the Spanish artist, then, but also the ancient art – vases, idles, ceramics and much more – that inspired him.

Pablo Picasso, The kiss, 1969, Musée National Picasso, Paris, France, © RMN-Grand Palais.

  1. ‘900 in Italia. Da De Chirico a Fontana

As we said, this fall’s Italian artistic agenda is very rich, and the last exhibition we have selected for you will make you live a whole century of artistic and cultural innovation: over 40 artworks to retrace the avant-gardes and experimentations of a century that revolutionized the history of our planet. The exhibition will be hosted by an exclusive location: you still have time until the next October 21 to visit the breathtaking Castello Aragonese of Otranto and discover the 38 names that were chosen to represent Italian art in the “short century”.