Italian Neoclassic and Futurist Art on View at the National Gallery of Art in Washington

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 01:45
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[Image: Giovanni Fattori, Donna al Gabbro (Woman of the Gabbro), 1886-1887, etching, The Ahmanson Foundation]

Eighty works, including drawings, photographs and prints, of Italian Neoclassic and Futurist art are currently on view at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, which hosts the exhibition "From Neoclassicism to Futurism: Italian Prints and Drawings, 1800-1925".

Organized in collaboration with the Embassy of Italy as part of a series of events to coincide with the Italian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, the exhibition aims to introduce “a largely unfamiliar and greatly undervalued area of modern art”, according to the museum.

Among the featured artists are Luigi Sabatelli, Bartolomeo Pinelli, Antonio Fontanesi, Giovanni Fattori, Giovanni Boldini and Gino Severini, whose works include academic figure studies, stage designs, topographic views, experimental etchings, and avant-garde drawings.

The exhibition is in the West Building Ground Floor and is open until February 1, 2015. More info here

Currently on view at the National Gallery of Art is also “one of the most sensual paintings of the Italian Renaissance”, Titian’s Danaë (1544–1545), on loan from the Capodimonte Museum in Naples. The painting went on view on July 1 to celebrate the commencement of Italy’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union. It remains at the Gallery until November 6, 2014. [Located in West Building, Lobby B - more info here.]