Boccioni in Milan
Boccioni in Milan. A hundred years after the death of Umberto Boccioni, Milan celebrates the great artist with an exhibition devoted to his artistic path and his esteemed international reputation.
The exhibition Umberto Boccioni (1882-1916): genius and memory will be on view at the Palazzo Reale (the Royal Palace) from March 23rd to July 3rd 2016 and will feature 250 works, comprising drawings, paintings, sculptures, engravings, period photographs, books, magazines and documents.
Boccioni was one of the main theorist and representatives of Futurism and was attached to Milan because there he met and saw the most important artists of that period and took part in writing the Manifesto of Futurist painters.
Milan was the city whose background fully conformed with the Futurist works by Boccioni and you can see it in the painting Riot at the gallery as I wrote in my post.
The exhibition dedicated to Boccioni in Milan will present several novelties and will offer both to specialists and to a wider public, an itinerary that allows to understand the artistic formation and the evolution of Umberto Boccioni’s style.
Boccioni in Milan. Some information in advance on the exhibition
The exhibition, organized in chronological order and with thematic units, will present an extraordinary collection of 60 drawings by Boccioni, including some unpublished and recently rediscovered documents.
Boccioni had a lot of interests and the exhibition will offer a tour to discover his creativity in all its stages: from his divisionist to symbolist (the exhibition devoted to Symbolism will be on view at the Palazzo Reale until June 5th 2016) and expressionist phases, without omitting the Classical, Renaissance and Baroque tradition, up to the affirmation of Futurism.
The preparatory drawings and documents will be on display alongside both pictorial and sculptural works and some models that influenced them.
Boccioni himself will introduce the visitors to the exhibition, which symbolically opens with his famous Self-portrait from the Pinacoteca di Brera (the Brera Art Gallery). Displayed in the centre of the first hall the self-portrait on the back of the work is also visible.
The exhibition is the result of a project curated by the Soprintendenza of the Castello Sforzesco (the Superintendence of the Sforza Castle) in collaboration with the Museo del Novecento (the Museum of the 20th century), arranged by the Palazzo Reale and the publishing house Electa. A teamwork which have managed to get loans and collaborations with important museum institutions and private collections from all over the world.
On the day of the opening I will tell you the exhibition live on Twitter, and I will show the most beautiful works of art on Instagram.
What do you expect from the exhibition devoted to Boccioni on view in Milan?