From 01 January 2006 To 25 March 2006
Museo Marino Marini Piazza San Pancrazio Firenze
Entrance: 4 Euro, reduced 2 Euro, for guided visits it’s ne cessary to book in advance.
Opening times: 10-17, closed on Tuesday and holidays
The 90th anniversary of the Great War in Italy: an exhibition celebrates it in December at the Marino Marini Museum of Florence.
The First World War signed a series of tragic events that devastated Europe and the world, but also any rational capability of understanding, rules, conventions, and painting as well.
The dreadful massacre of bodies and minds was something new and extremely difficult to express, so much that the European representational painters were not able to translate the horrors of war in great works: the Great War left us many images, from hasty outlines of trench to exhibitions of military art, from postcards for soldiers to satirical cartoons, up to memorials and celebratory monuments.
In the 90th anniversary of the Italy’s entry into the war the exhibition by Nadia Marchion opens on the 3rd of December: works by Italian artists involved in the war broach this subject.
150 works, including paintings sculptures, drawings and engravings, divided in four sections, from the futurist interventionism, with Carrà, Balla and Severini, to the subtle intimism of those who went to the front: Sironi, Bucci, Viani and Barbieri.
A special room is dedicated to the propaganda images published either on trench papers, for the soldiers, or on newspapers, for the civil population.
The exhibition ends with the myth of the Great War that immediately after the war produced countless war memorials and great decoration cycles of the Homes of Disabled ex-Servicemen.