The centenary of the modern art gallery in the Palazzo Pitti
One hundred years after its foundation, the Gallery of Modern Art, Pitti Palace exhibits and tells his collections of ‘900’: “century of innovative fervor, tears of cultural (And not only), tragedies and reconstructions, a century in the arts which has guided our contemporary world of the twenty-first century,a century deeply shaped by the experiences inherited” (Cristina Acidini).
To celebrate the centenary of its foundation, the Modern Art Gallery of Palazzo Pitti in Firenze, has dedicated an exhibition to the twentieth-century collections held by the museum. In fact, despite the Gallery of Modern Art is known for being the museum boasting the largest and most remarkable collection of “macchiaioli” paintings in the world. It is likely that not everyone knows about the collection of twentieth-century works until now, cause it’s been confined and stored up.
The exhibition ends with the presentation of acquisitions since 1985: Armando Spadini Confidences, the Masquerade painted by Mario Patel, formerly in the collection Longhi, and a beautiful view of Grizzana of Giorgio Morandi, dedicated to his friend Raggianti.
To be exposed, many of the paintings were taken for a restoration, so the occasion of this exhibition, which runs until March 8, 2015, was providential for their conservation and protection.
The exhibition has been realized by considering not the historical period, but the arrival in stores of the gallery, often for donations, to emphasize the cultural fervor that these works give off.