Friday, June 27, 2014

139. ... National Gallery of Modern Art - #1 ...

Needing a fix of contemporary art - after so much over-whelming Renaissance beauty - I hunted down the Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna ... this great gallery - established in 1883 - features Italian artworks from the 19th and 20th centuries ( plus a few other European works thrown in for good measure ... ) - and  includes my favourite art-era, the Romantic period of the first half of the 1800's. There is also a wonderful collection of contemporary artworks from the second half of the 1900's.   

In this first blog posting I will show you just a few of my favourite paintings featured in the 75 roomed gallery, and then in blog #140 I'll treat you to some of the beautiful sculptural works. 

Most of the identifying labels etc were in Italian of course - I'll leave it up to you to work out the translations ...                                           


The floor of the main foyer is covered with cracked mirror tiles - 
 Passi ( Steps ) - Alfredo Pirri - 2011 
Quite a stunning effect - but rather weird to walk over - and it was interesting watching other gallery visitors as they cautiously made their way across the room ...  

 Curadro 172 - Malono Millares - 1962

Up Tempo - Mimmo Rotella - 1957

Grande rosso RN 18 - Alberto Burri - 1964

Grande legno G 59 - Alberto Burri - 1959
 
Gran muro panoramico vibrante - Jesus Rafael Soto - 1966

Achrome Bianco - Piero Manzoni - 1958


Sala 63 - Marina Paris - 2013

La jarre orange - Alberto Magnelli - 1914

Ritratto di Hanka Zborovaka - Amedeo Modigliani - 1917

Della vita - Giacomo Balla - 1928

La conquista dell'aria - Roger De La Fresnay - 1913

Natura morta con clarinetto - Georges Braque - 1911

Sintesi plastica - Umberto Boccioni - 1915


Ritratto della marchesa Casati - Giovanni Boldini - 1911

Dinamica dell'azione - Enrico Prampolini - 1939

Il pranzo - Albin Egger-Lienz - 1910

La piccola inglese - Giuseppe De Nittis - 1879

La Cabanon de Jourdan - Paul Cezanne - 1906

Le tre eta - Gustav Klimt - 1905

Le Castatidi - Adolfo De Carolis - 1905

Maternita cosmica - Enrico Prampolini - 1942 

Nudo - Luigi Montanarini - 1941

Nudino o Bagnante - Carlo Carra - 1945

In tram - Virgilio Guidi - 1923

Watery Paths - Jackson Pollock - 1947

Poetry Reading Tour - Gastone Novelli - 1961

Ogetto n. 22 - Agostino Bonalumi - 1965

( title missing in gallery ... )

Spiral - Gunter Uecker - 1970

... detail ...
 
Solitudine - Mario Sironi - 1925

... some people do silly things ... !!!
and then he forgot to record the real artist - sorry ...

Donna sulla rena - Giuseppe De Nittis - 1874

Dopo il bagno - Edgar Degas - 1886

L'aratura - Carlo Pittara - 1870

Ritratto di Costanza - Filippo Agricola - 1819

Ludovico Martelli ferito a morte - Francesco Coghetti - 1848

Ritratto del principe  - Horace Vernet - 1837

La costellazione del Leone - Carlos Maria Mariani - 1981

Luce verde sole estivo - Giacomo Balla - 1949

La gravida - Giorgio de Chirico - 1923

Dopo il bagno - Giacomo Favretto - 1884

... garden view through gallery window ...

So that is just a few of the dozens of paintings hanging on the walls at the NGM ...
Next I'll show you the sculptures ...