Childhood and primitivism in Italian art of the early twentieth century
March 17 – June 2
From March 17 to June 2, the Fondazione Ragghianti in Lucca hosts the great exhibition Artista Bambino. Childhood and primitivism in Italian art of the early twentieth century.
The exhibition, curated by Nadia Marchioni, explores the “regression” toward the childish drawing and the desire, of important artists of the early twentieth century, to recover a primitivist language.
Starting from the archaisms of Tuscan painters, devoted to the study of the masters of the thirteenth and fourteenth century, the exhibition develops an exciting journey through the works of artists fascinated by the child’s world, taking inspiration, in various forms and styles, from its simplicity, its poetry and the suavity of the colours and represented subjects.
More than one hundreds works (paintings, graphics, sculptures, photographs, vintage magazines, documents…) by artists such as Giorgio Morandi, Giacomo Balla, Pablo Picasso, Carlo Carrà, Giorgio de Chirico, Mario Sironi, Ardengo Soffici, Alberto Magri, Lorenzo Viani, Ottone Rosai, Renato Birolli, Gianfilippo Usellini and Carlo Erba, divided into six sections, are exhibited at the Fondazione Ragghianti.
Fondazione Centro Studi sull’Arte Licia e Carlo Ludovico Ragghianti
Monumental Complex of San Micheletto
Via San Micheletto 3, Lucca
Opening time: from Tuesday to Sunday 10 am – 1 pm; 3 pm – 7 pm
Tickets: 5 euro
3 euro for groups (more than 15 persons), under 18, classes of students, students of universities, art academies and music conservatories provided with booklet, teachers
Free for children under 6, individuals with disabilities (and carer), a companion for each group, members of ICOM, journalists and tourists guides with ID card
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