Divine Beauty from Van Gogh to Chagall and Fontana

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A new exhibition is underway at Palazzo Strozzi, open until January 24, 2016 and called “Divine Beauty from Van Gogh to Chagall and Fontana.”

Featuring over 100 works by Italian artists the likes of Morelli, Guttuso, and Casorati, and world-famed artists like Van Gogh, Picasso and Matisse — to name just a few — the exhibition invites us to think about the relationship between art and religion.

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The artworks span from the mid-nineteenth century to the mid-twentieth century,forging a dialogue between different styles, running the gamut from Morelli’s realist painting to Previati’s Divisionism, Redon’s Symbolism, Munch’s Expressionism to Futurism. The exhibition seeks to analyze and contextualize a century of modern religious art, highlighting the trends (and sometimes conflicts) in the relationship between art and religious sentiment. An excellent example is in the second room in Edvard Munch’s “Madonna”, clearly a quite unusual depiction. Lucio Fontana’s ceramic pieces make a powerful impact as well. His depiction of the Station of the Cross is a crystal-clear example of how space and three-dimensionality were prime modes of expression for Fontana. And then consider his Crucifix, in which just a few touches of color let us imagine all the suffering inherent in the subject.

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Chagall’s “The White Crucifixion” gives a different perspective of Christ on the cross. His Christ (covered with a cloth with Hebrew decorations) is in the painting’s center, surrounded by scenes of upheaval — fires, looking and a man in Nazi uniform.” The work clearly embodies a union between the Jewish and Christian religions and Chagall’s expression of the horrors of his time.

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This is a must-go exhibition, part of events organized for the 5th National Congress to be held in Florence from November 9 to November 13, 2015 in which Pope Francis will participate.

From September 24, 2015 to January 24, 2016
Open daily from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm; Thursdays until 11:00 pm.
Tickets: €10
For more information:
info@palazzostrozzi.org
www.palazzostrozzi.org

English translation by Miriam Hurley

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