On the occasion of the ninetieth anniversary of his death in Paris in 1931, the setting of Palazzo Albergati in Bologna - from 29 October 2021 to 13 March 2022 - with over 90 works, hosts an extraordinary exhibition dedicated to Giovanni Boldini.
The feminine charm, the sumptuous and rustling dresses, the Belle Époque, the lounges: this is the overwhelming world of Giovanni Boldini, a genius of painting who more than any other was able to restore the rarefied atmosphere of an extraordinary era.
Literature and fashion, music and luxury, art and bistros mingle in the sensual rhythm of can can and produce an extraordinary social and civil rebirth. The anthological exhibition Giovanni Boldini. The look into the soul, developed on a chronological and thematic narrative register at the same time, presents a rich selection of works that best express Boldini's way, his ability to exalt female beauty with uniqueness and reveal the most intimate and intimate soul. mysterious of the noble protagonists of the time.
So here are famous works from public and private collections such as Mademoiselle De Nemidoff (1908), Portrait of the actress Alice Regnault (1884), Countess Beatrice Susanna Henriette van Van Bylandt (1903), Countess De Rasty lying down (1880 ca.) , The voile blouse (c. 1906)
A review that however does not stop at Boldini's international and creative experience but which, through some important works of comparison, also presents works by contemporary artists such as Vittorio Matteo Corcos, Federico Zandomeneghi, Gustave Leonard De Jonghe, Raimundo de Madrazo, Pompeo Massani, Gaetano Esposito, Salvatore Postiglione, José Villegas I Cordero, Alessandro Rontini, Ettore Tito, Cesare Saccaggi, Paul Cesar Helleu and Giuseppe Giani.
Title: Giovanni Boldini. The look in the soul
Opening: October 29, 2021
Ending: March 13, 2022
Organization: Arthemisia e Poema
Curator: Tiziano Panconi
Place: Palazzo Albergati - Bologna
Address: Via Saragozza, 28 - Bologna
Hours: every day from 10.00 to 20.00. 29 October: from 15.00 to 20.00. The ticket office and the entrance close one hour earlier
Prices: from € 9.00 to € 18.00 including presale