Art and arts. Painting, engraving and photography in the Nineteenth century.
Curated by Matteo Binachi in collaboration with Mariangela Argliati Ruggia and Elisabetta Chiodini.
How can a technical invention influence the way we look at the world? What happened to painting and sculpture when, in the mid-nineteenth century, photography upset the very concept of art, as had been thought for centuries? What about the work of art in the age of technical reproducibility, which has reached its extreme consequences today, in a world in which we are submerged by images?
The exhibition offers a close and stimulating comparison between photographs, paintings, engravings, drawings, books, allowing us to understand how that of the mid-nineteenth century was a real revolution in the way of seeing reality and to spread knowledge and information from which there would be no return.
The exhibition explores examples offered by famous painters from Ticino and Italy. Luigi Rossi in the early twentieth century used, for example, photography as an ideal complement to the album of sketches in the construction of the pose, as is the case in the paintings First rays and Rest. As Filippo Franzoni makes extensive use of the new technique.
Days and hours of opening:
- apr - june tu-do 09.00 - 12.00 / 14.00 - 17.00
- lug - aug tu-do 14.00 - 18.00
- ott - gen tu-ve 09.00 - 12.00 / 14.00 - 18.00
sa, do and holidays 10.00 - 12.00 / 14.00 - 18.00
- Monday closed (except public holidays)
The catalogue includes essays by Matteo Bianchi, curator of the exhibition, Elisabetta Chiodini, a 19th century Italian scholar, and, on the French side, by Mélanie Lerat - curator of the Musée des Beaux-Arts d'Arras -, Michel Melot - former curator of the Cabinet des Estampes of the Bibliothèque nationale in Paris - and Dominique Horbez, author of the book D'Arras à Barbizon.
The exhibition will be accompanied by a catalogue edited by Antonio Gili, former director of the Historical Archive of the City of Lugano, and with texts by Ivano Proserpi and Francesca Curti.
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