MORANDI, BALLA, DE CHIRICO
and Italian Painting 1920-1950
Three years after the success of the London exhibition, Tornabuoni Arte presents again an exhibition entirely dedicated to 20th-century Italian art in its Milan location.
The show ‘Morandi, de Chirico, Balla e la Pittura Italiana 1920-1950’ – which will be open from October, 27 until December 10, 2022 – will showcase a series of works created by important 20th-century Italian masters, active in the period between the two wars, such as Morandi, de Chirico, Balla, and Severini.
After the intense experience of Futurism that marked the beginning of the 20th-century, the Italian artistic scenario was characterized by a historical climate of profound evolution. This change paved the way for a concrete return to figurative art and traditional painting. Favoring simplicity over the disorder left by the war, the leading figures of 20th-century Italian art declined their art in a personal and innovative way, using subjects like landscape, female figures, and still life.
This wide representation of early 20th-century figuration renews Tornabuoni Arte’s interest in the promotion of Italian art through the exhibition of great masters – who contributed substantially to the development of the next artistic generation – and are still strongly capable of surprising with the language of their time.
Morandi, Balla, de Chirico and Italian Painting 1920-1950
exhibition catalogue edited by Tornabuoni Art London. Essay by Flavia Frigeri. N/b and colored illustrations, 175 pages, 24×29 cm, English/Italian, 2020.