Venturino Venturi and the maternity
On 21st February was opened the exhibition “Venturino Venturi mater”, which was included in the celebrations program for the 600 years of the Istituto degli Innocenti and promoted by the Institute and by the Municipal of Florence, in collaboration with the Opera di Santa Maria del Fiore. The collection brings together 40 works of the artist and it is developped in three prestigious buildings: Palazzo Vecchio, Museo degli Innocenti and Museo dell’Opera del Duomo. The show will conclude on 5th May.
But who is Venturino? He was a Tuscan sculptor and painter. Born in Arezzo, he attended the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence. Moreover, he participated in the main artistic exhibitions in Italy, such as the Venice Biennale, the 4 years of Rome, the Biennale of sculpture in the city of Carrara.
As we can guess from the name of the exhibition, the common theme is the maternity, the result of a research that starts from the observation of daily life to its original meanings of renewal and rebirth. It is not a coincidence that the majority of the works are exposed at the Museo degli Innocenti, because it is the oldest Italian institution dedicated to the protection of children without parents.
This theme is usually presented in the autobiographical works of Venturino, who everytime explores new techniques, materials and styles, without giving an external coherence to his artistic style, but only focusing on the research of the depth and the expressive authenticity.
In the spaces of the Museo degli Innocenti, the exhibition emphasizes two main elements in the Venturino Venturi’s works: the belonging of the Tuscan artist to his land and the universal nature of his artworks.
Inside all the buildings, the pieces do not follow a chronological order, but the creations are proposed as episodes of artistic and human path by the will of the artist himself.
“Venturino Venturi mater” is opened at the Museo degli Innocenti: every day from 10 am to 7 pm (last entrance at 6:30 pm); at the Museo di Palazzo Vecchio: every day except Thursdays from 9 am to 7 pm; at the Museo dell’Opera del Duomo: every day from 9 am to 7 pm. Closed on the first Tuesday of every month.
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