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De Chirico - Savinio: Una mitologia moderna

De Chirico - Savinio: Una mitologia moderna

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De Chirico - Savinio: Una mitologia moderna
(De Chirico - Savinio: A Modern Mythology)

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Exhibition Catalog

Ed. by Alice Ensabella and Stefano Roffi. Fondazione Magnani Rocca, Mamiano di Traversetolo, 2019. Published by Silvana Editoriale, Cinisello Balsamo.

240 pp. Well illustrated (chiefly col.). 28 x 23 cm. In Italian. Paperbound.

ISBN 9788836643158

The two brothers reshaped the Myth, the Ancient, the Classical tradition through the Modernity of the Avant-garde and of the citation, shifting and re-interpreting them trying to answer to the biggest enigmas that inhabited the contemporary man’mind. This process gave life to what Breton defined as a “modern mythology”. The exposition consists of more than one hundred and thirty famous paintings and amazing graphic works. The organization of the exhibition starts from the birth of the metaphysical experience, focusing on the modern reshaping of mythology, and ends with the rich work for the theater – how the collected sketches and costumes for the opera from the Teatro alla Scala in Milan show. The exhibition is curated by Alice Ensabella, Grenoble University, and Stefano Roffi, scientific director of the Fondazione Magnani-Rocca – the exhibition aims to critically detect and analyze the common backgrounds of the de Chirico brothers focusing on their common parts, contrasts and interpretations of the fantastic universe they created through their pictorial, literary and theatrical works. A journey into their perception of the myth, the result of an articulated thought, refined and always kept modern, gave life to one of the most significant revolutions in the aesthetic codes of the twentieth century. Giorgio (1888-1978) and Andrea (1891-1952) de Chirico were both born in Greece, where they spent all their childhood. Sons of a high bourgeois and cosmopolitan milieu, they received a solid and international education that has been influenced by the Romanticism and the German Nihilism, by the Parisian Avant-garde, by the Classical Mediterranean culture, certainly Greek, but also deeply Italian. This very particular philosophical, artistic and literary imprinting, that shapes the minds of the de Chirico brothers in their years of training and first years of activity, will result in one of the most original and highest moments of the Italian figurative culture of the twentieth century.

Subject Headings: Eastern and Western European Art ; Western Art -- Italy -- 1900-1945 ; Post-1945 -- Drawings and Watercolors ; Painting --

Artist(s): Chirico, Giorgio de; Savinio, Alberto

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