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The Macchiaioli exhibit at Gubbio...

From November 4, 2023 to March 3, 2024, the Logge dei Tiratori in the Umbrian town of Gubbio will host the exhibition "The Macchiaioli and outdoor painting between France and Italy".

The Macchiaioli pictorial movement developed in Florence then in Tuscany in the mid-19th century and brought together painters from all over Italy. These artists are considered the initiators of modern Italian painting.

Giovanni Fattori, Attelage de bœufs. 1868. Carpi, Palazzo Foresti Collection
Giovanni Fattori, Attelage de bœufs. 1868. Carpi, Palazzo Foresti Collection

The group was formed around 1855 and it was in 1866 that the Michelangelo café in Florence became their headquarters. Edgar Degas met them during his frequent stays in Italy and the artists of the movement in turn made numerous trips to Paris until 1870. Opposing romanticism and neo-classicism, the Macchiaioli were part of the line of the Barbizon school, as an essential reference for outdoor landscape painting.

Giuseppe Palizzi. Jeune berger et ses chèvres près de la voie Appienne. Collection privée.
Giuseppe Palizzi. Jeune berger et ses chèvres près de la voie Appienne. Collection privée.

Thus, in addition to the masterpieces signed by the main representatives of the Macchiaioli movement, the exhibition will present paintings by Camille Corot, Charles-François Daubigny, Constant Troyon and Théodore Rousseau, as well as by the Italians Giuseppe and Filippo Palizzi, to explore the theme of landscape and the exterior scene which preceded the birth of Impressionism.

Jules Dupré, Paysage avec troupeau. Collection privée
Jules Dupré, Paysage avec troupeau. Collection privée

The exhibition will continue with the presentation of the innovations proposed by the Macchiaioli on the Italian artistic scene of the time, with works signed by artists such as Telemaco Signorini, Giovanni Fattori, Giuseppe Abbati, Silvestro Lega, Vincenzo Cabianca and Raffaello Sernesi .


Silvestro Lega. La lavandière du Gabbro. Collection privée.
Silvestro Lega. La lavandière du Gabbro. Collection privée.

Against the backdrop of an Italy engaged in the final stages of the Risorgimento, the exhibition analyzes the Macchiaioli revolution in its most diverse aspects.


Logge dei Tiratori

Piazza Quaranta Martiri

Gubbio - Provinzia di Perrugia

Italia

Tél: +(39) 351 8403634


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