This year is no exception.
A number of major exhibitions are set to open across the Belpaese over the next two months, showcasing the photographs of André Kertész and Steve McCurry in Genoa and Pavia respectively, the canvases of Picasso and De Chirico in Brescia, and the drawings of Correggio and Guercino in Modena.
The exhibition ‘Picasso, De Chirico, Morandi. 100 capolavori del XIX e XX secolo dalle collezioni private bresciane’ will open at Brescia’s Palazzo Martinengo on January 20, featuring a selection of works exploring Futurism, Metaphysical Painting, the return to order and Informalism.
Curated by Davide Dotti, the exhibition presents masterpieces by Balla, Boccioni, Depero, De Chirico, Savinio, Severini, Morandi, Carrà, De Pisis, Sironi, Burri, Manzoni, Vedova and Fontana, as well as Picasso’s ‘Still life with bull’s head’ (1942).
Meanwhile, an exhibition celebrating the work of acclaimed Hungarian photographer André Kertész will show at Genoa’s Palazzo Ducale from February 24, showcasing 180 photographs which illustrate Kertész’ ability to capture fleeting moments and emotions, as well as the poetry of daily life.
Opening at the Scuderie del Castello Visconteo in Pavia on February 3, ‘Steve McCurry. Icons’ will take visitors on a symbolic journey through India, Afghanistan, Myanmar, Japan, Cuba and Brazil.
The exhibition features more than 100 photographs which trace the 40-year career of the great American photographer and explore his capacity to narrate the human condition and societal changes in various parts of the world.
The works on show include his iconic photograph of Afghan girl Sharbat Gula in a refugee camp in Peshawar.
Lastly, the exhibition ‘Da Correggio a Guercino. Capolavori su carta della collezione dei duchi d’Este’ is scheduled to open at the Galleria Estense in Modena on February 17.
It will display a selection of drawings by masters including Correggio, Nicolò dell’Abate and Lelio Orsi, Ludovico, Annibale and Agostino Carracci, lo Scarsellino, Guido Reni and Guercino.
The pieces range from imaginary drawings to preparatory sketches and belong to the gallery’s various collections.