ITALY / Rovereto/ Mart: "Picasso, de Chirico, Dalí. Dialogo con Raffaello"
by Modem
© Modem

until Sunday August 29 2021

MART di Trento e Rovereto
Corso Bettini 43
38068 Rovereto

"Picasso, de Chirico, Dalí. Dialogue with Raphael"

02 May 2021/29 August 2021

Curated by Beatrice Avanzi and Victoria Noel-Johnson, the great exhibition unfolds through 8 thematic sections and offers an unpublished and in-depth study on how Raffello's art has influenced three of the most important protagonists of the 20th century: Picasso, Chirico, Dalí.
The three artists were inspired by the lessons of the painter from Urbino whom they studied, quoted, reinterpreted, and reworked in their language throughout their careers. If de Chirico openly declared his admiration for Raphael, considering him a reference for the elaboration of metaphysical poetics and the subsequent classicist season, also Dalí made no secret of his consideration for the master, a myth to which he looked from his youth and which, after World War II, suggested extraordinary reworkings. On the contrary, Picasso never confessed his direct encounter with the work of Urbinate; however the latter appears at the origin of some of his masterpieces and inspired him with an irreverent series of etchings on the theme of Raffello and Fornarina.

One hundred masterpieces from some of the main international museums, such as the Uffizi Galleries in Florence, the Musée national Picasso in Paris, and the Fundació Gala-Salvador Dalí in Figueres, make up a fascinating itinerary in which ancient and modern interact.

© Modem