The painters of light. From Pointillism to Futurism

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After the success of Madrid, the Mart offers a major international exhibition that tells in 80 masterpieces of Italian masters who lived between the end of 800 and the beginning of ' 900.

The exhibition at Mart

The exhibition, which includes masterpieces from the collections of Mart and prestigious public and private loans, recounts the origins and development of Divisionism, which played a key role in the Italian artistic renewal in late ' 800 and ' 900, finding his ideal in the Futurist avant-garde.

The exhibition presents more than 80 works in six chronological sections and topics:

Divisionism between true and symbol
The light of nature
The Symbolist declination. A "painting"
The realist. Social commitment
Towards Futurism
The Futurist painting
The Pointillism

Divisionism stated in 1891 at Triennale of Brera, with the first exit "publish" a group of young painters: #Segantini, Pellizza da Volpedo, Morbelli, Lao, supported by Vittore Grubicy de Dragon. Starting from a Visual revolution arising from scientific discoveries on the decomposition of color and focused on the expressive power of light, may also change the subjects painted, thesis towards modernity in themes depicted ranging from social content, in an Italy recently United still looking for their own cultural identity, more lyrical subjects related to the international trend of Symbolism.


On the revolutionary force of this new poetry and its technical basis was created, at the beginning of ' 900, Futurism, avant-garde movement created by the poet Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, who bursts onto the art scene in 1910 with the Manifesto dei pittori Boccioni, Balla, Carrà, Russolo and Severini. Decomposition of pointillist form and associated with that light to a vocation to the representation of movement and speed of modern life, the cornerstones of Futurist poetry, projecting the Italian art in the heart of the contemporary European artistic debate.

Is this comparison between two generations that defines the birth of modern painting in Italy.

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