PAINTERS OF LIGHT. FROM DIVISIONISM TO FUTURISM: REVIEW OF THE EXHIBITION AT THE MART MUSEUM
Painters of light at the Mart Museum. The exhibition I pittori della luce. Dal Divisionismo al Futurismo (Painters of light. From Divisionism to Futurism) will arrive at the Mart Museum in Rovereto, and will illustrate the journey of two fundamental Italian artistic movements which marked a turning point in the Italian art.
I’ve already written that this exhibition at the Mart Museum in Rovereto will be the most important event in the 2016 summer in Trentino. Now that I visited it, I’m ready to tell you why you can’t miss it.
Painters of light
The exhibition I pittori della luce. Dal Divisionismo al Futurismo (Painters of light. From Divisionism to Futurism) will arrive in Rovereto after the great success it had in Madrid. In fact, the exhibition is produced by the Mart Museum and by the Fundación MAPFRE, and it will describe a specific historical period through a series of Italian works of art.
80 masterpieces will illustrate the origins and the development of Divisionism until the rise of Futurism.
Divisionism manifested itself in 1891 and, as I wrote in the post in which I described the history of the movement, it marked the birth of a new painting in Italy.
The search for light, the juxtaposition of colour, and the use of small brushstrokes brought great novelties in Italian art world between the end of the 19th century and the early 20th century.
You will admire paintings by the artists who made a revolution in Italian art world, but who were also interested in what was happening in the world, for example with the international trend of Symbolism.
READ ALSO: the post in which I explained what Symbolism is.
The exhibition at the Mart Museum will tell you a story through images, and the end of this story will lead you directly to the birth of Futurism, the main Italian avant-garde movement founded by Filippo Tommaso Marinetti.
READ ALSO: the post in which I described what Futurism is, and the brief biography I dedicated to Filippo Tommaso Marinetti.
Divided into 6 sections, the exhibition itinerary will illustrate in a complete way an artistic movement in which light of Divisionism became speed and movement in Futurism, defining the birth of modern painting in Italy.
On show some of the most famous works by Giacomo Balla, Umberto Boccioni, Carlo Carrà, Giuseppe Pelizza da Volpedo, Giovanni Segantini and many more.
How to reach the Mart Museum and how to visit the exhibition
You can easily reach Rovereto to visit the Mart Museum either by car (A22 Brennero Motorway (Brenner Motorway), exit Rovereto Sud / Lago di Garda (Lake Garda) Nord and exit Rovereto Nord), or by train, which is also the main mean of transportation I suggest that you should use if you arrive in Italy by plane (the closest airports are in Milan, Venice, Treviso and Verona). I arrived in Rovereto by train, and then I took a taxi to reach the Mart Museum which is located in the city centre.
I used the AdigeTaxi service that I found just in front of the Rovereto railway station, and in few minutes it took me to the museum, and gave me a lot of useful information about where to eat and how to reach the Casa d’arte futurista Depero.
Visit Rovereto, which is the Tourism Board of Rovereto, will propose a special offer to visit the exhibition “I pittori della luce. Dal Divisionismo al Futurismo” (“Painters of light. From Divisionism to Futurism”), and to enjoy a holiday in Trentino, reserved for the readers of my blog.
If you declare that you are a follower of the ART post Blog you can book a weekend at the Mart Museum with I pittori della luce (Painters of light) and enjoy a free visit to the exhibition.
For further information, read the post Visit Rovereto and the exhibition at the Mart Museum in the section On Tour with the ART post Blog.
Painters of light. From Divisionism to Futurism
25 june 2016 / 9 october 2016