Friday, December 30, 2011

"Chagall and the Russian Avant-garde"

 The exhibition "Chagall and the Russian Avant-garde" is on till January 15th 2012, at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO).

The exhibition includes major works of art from collections held by Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris - among which paintings by Chagall, Kazimir Malevich, Antoine Pevsner, Wassily Kandinsky, Sonia Delaunay and sculptures by Archipenko and Jacques Lipschitz.

A plethora of cultural and artistic themes, finely orchestrated through the walk-about of the exhibition, help narrate the evolution of a generation of artists, held together by fortuitous artistic encounters and watershed historic events.

From this mash-up of modernism and techniques, Chagall’s unique artistic vision emerges as a fascinating focal point, rooted in a charismatic universe.

The presentation of the exhibition on AGO’s website, the audio guide and the Chagall documentary on site, help mediate the exciting encounter with an artist of impressive vitality and imagination.

Chagall’s surprising, humorous and liberating art, which transcends artistic currents and techniques, leaves us with a perpetual sense of well being.

" In our life there is a single color, as on an artist's palette, which provides the meaning of life and art. It is the color of love. "


Friday, December 2, 2011

Antonio Nunziante: Landscapes of Light - Palazzo Ducale, Genoa (November 2011 to January 2012)

Antonio Nunziante's exhibition, Landscapes of light (Nov 12, 2011 - January 22, 2011) is now on at Palazzo Ducale in Genova, in parallel with another high caliber exhibition:  Van Gogh and Gauguin's trip. 

Antonio Nunziante was born in 1956 in Naples.
Nunziante's art, as  described by Antonio Paolucci, director of Vatican Museums, is both Carravaggesque and "metaphysical":

"...Antonio Nunziante uses the language of the past, that of Caravaggio and Bocklin, of Naturalism, Baroque and Symbolism. It is the language given him by the academies, the books, the museums, which he has investigated, experimented, perfected in his work, making it his own, mastering it like a mother tongue, transforming it into his modus operandi."

This  "language of the past" shapes modern creations that we follow with interest.
Here are some images that introduce us to Antonio Nunziante's art.