The Tadini Academy Gallery in Lovere presents the exhibition "Cesare Tallone. Portraits of society", from Saturday July 1 to Sunday October 1, 2023.
It brings together an important core of works by the painter Cesare Tallone (Savona, 1853-Milan, 1919). The latter was director of the Carrara Academy in Bergamo from 1885 to 1899 and an internationally renowned portrait painter.
The exhibition presents more than forty paintings by the painter as well as photographs, sculptures and architectural plans for a total of around 80 works, many of which are unpublished. They come from public and private collections and reconstruct the career of Cesare Tallone during his Bergamasque period, emphasizing his activity in Lovere.
As Marco Albertario, director of the Tadini Academy Gallery, points out: "At the center of this exhibition is a dynamic and active society, which finds in the architecture and painting of Cesare Tallone an answer to its own needs for celebration. ... the quality of the painting by the artist, considered one of the greatest portrait painters of the 19th century, projects the visitor into a story made of matter and color."
With his new way of approaching the portrait genre, Cesare Tallone presented the Bergamo bourgeoisie and aristocracy with a modern alternative to the traditional portrait, characterized by particular attention to the psychological rendering of the subject. The artist also transposes onto the canvas the powerful language of self-representation conveyed by fashion, returning a faithful and precious image of the most fashionable style and taste in high society at the end of the 19th century.
Via Tadini, 40
24065 Lovere BG
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