After having devoted numerous exhibitions to the Milanese artistic scene of the 1960s – with artists such as Lucio Fontana, Enrico Castellani, Dadamaino, Turi Simeti and Paolo Scheggi – Tornabuoni Art inaugurates its second journey in Italian art through the exhibition La Dolce Vita. Avant-Garde Artists in Post-War Rome. The expression “dolce vita” refers to the historical period of the years 1950-1960, more particularly to the trends and lifestyle that were made famous thanks to Federico Fellini’s film, La Dolce Vita, a masterpiece of Italian cinema.
In the 1950s, Rome was a living city recovering from the suffering of the Second World War. These are the years of the economic boom, when we find the desire to live and enjoy the beauty of things. At that time, Rome was the main destination for many international intellectuals and artists such as Robert Rauschenberg or Cy Twombly.
Amid the debris of World War II, a wave of changes is emerging which will mark the start of a new era with the appearance of the most important artistic movements of the 20th century.
The exhibition explores how the avant-garde born in Rome – the groups “Forma 1”, “Origine” and Roman Pop – emerged from the cultural panorama of this time and continue to influence contemporary creation today .