Monday, June 26, 2017

265. The Golden Age of Italian Art



The Gallery of Modern Art Palermo – opened in 2006 in the renovated architectural complex of Sant'Anna alla Misericordia ( a 15th C Franciscan friary ) – displays more than two hundred works of art, curated brilliantly in fourteen thematic sections, illustrating the evolution of Italian figurative arts in the period between the 19th and the 20th centuries. They bear witness to the role that Italian painters and sculptors played in Modernist Palermo testifying to the days of the Belle Epoque.


“ …The Belle Époque or La Belle Époque was a period of Western European history dating from the end of the Franco-Prussian War in 1871 to the outbreak of World War I in 1914. It was a period characterized by optimism, regional peace, economic prosperity, apex of colonial empires and technological, scientific and cultural innovations. In the climate of the period, the arts flourished. Many masterpieces of literature, music, theater, and visual art gained recognition. The Belle Époque was named, in retrospect, when it began to be considered a "Golden Age" in contrast to the horrors of World War I that followed ... “




 Syra - Alessandro Rondoni - 1877- marble

 Il Vittimaro - Giuseppe Sciuti - 1895

 Fulvia - Lio Gangeri - 1886 - marble

Gli iracondi - Mario Rutelli - 1910 - bronze
Donna Olimpia Pamphili - Guglielmo De Sanctis - 1891

 I Vespri siciliani - Erulo Eroli - 1890

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 signora Pintacuda - Salvatore Lo Forte - 1855


Baccante  dazante - Valerio Villareale - 1838 - marble
Venere dormiente - Andrea D'Antoni - 1840

Giuseppe Garibaldi - Salvatore Lo Forte - 1870

 Cristoforo Colombo in catene  - Benedetto Delisi - 1872 - marble

 Giuseppe Garibaldi a cavallo - Stefano Delisi - 1884 - bronze

 Veduta di Palermo - Francesco Lojacono - 1875

... detail 
 Vasca con foglie - Francesco Lojacono - 1897

 ... another climb - this time only 80 ...

 La madre dell'ucciso - Francesco Ciusa - 1907 - plaster

Studio rurale - Antonino  Leto -1883

U carusu - Antonio Ugo - 1895 - plaster
I carusi -  Onofrio Tomaselli - 1905
 
 Il Pifferaio -Benedetto Civiletti - 1890 - plaster


 Vecchio pescatore - Antonino Leto - 1885

 Pescatori di Sferracavello - Luigi di Giovanni - 1892

... detail

 Il fiume - Michele Catti - 1909 

 ... detail

Veduta urbana - Michele Catti - 1895

 Fanciulla tradita - Francesco Padovano - 1865

Donna di Sicilia - Ettore De Maria Bergler - 1933
Ritratto di Eleonora - Vincenzo Ragusa - 1883 - terracotta
 Ave Maria - Ettore Cereone - 1891

Rosa e spine - Antonio Ugo - 1910 - marble
Ritratto di bambino - Silvestro Lega - 1861

Madre chi veglia il proporio bambino - Luigi Di Giovanni - 1890

La Traviata - Antonio Perdichizzi - 1880

Caino - Dominico Trentacoste - 1903 - marble 

Amore e le Parche - Ettore Tito - 1909

Il peccato - Franz von Stuck - 1909

Mattino d'estate - Aleardo Terzi - 1913

Ritratto di signora - Primo Conti - 1923
 
L'acino acerbo - Tommaso Bertilono - 1929 - bronze



Figura - Leo Castro - 1931

La Madonna dell'Angello - Antonio Ugo - bronze

Riposo - Antonio Ugo - 1934 - bronze

Gino Marinuzzi - Benedetto Delisi - 1930 - marble
 


Donna seduta - Giovanni Barbera - 1935 - terracotta

Adolescente - Giovanni Barbera - 1932 - terracotta

Ritratto della signora A.C. - Lino Selvatico - 1912

... detail

Sorpresa - Giacomo Grosso - 1926


La madre - Antonio Ugo - 1905 - marble

You may have guessed by now 
my love of 19th century marble ... !!! ...


Another stunning European art museum added to the list - so many over the past ten months - and more to come in the next weeks ... !!! ... the head spins to be in the presence of such great art ...