Picasso, Van Gogh, and Toulouse-Lautrec lead the openings of the week.

It promises to be an extraordinary week for lovers of modern and contemporary art. Big names are featured in the new exhibitions set to open to the public next weekend, starting with Picasso, Van Gogh, and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. But that's not all.
Vincent Van Gogh, Il seminatore, Arles, 17 – 28 giugno 1888 ca, Olio su tela, 64,2x80,3 cm - © Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo, The Netherlands

1. Van Gogh in Trieste

At the Revoltella Museum in Trieste, the major exhibition on Vincent Van Gogh arrives, which in Rome was visited by over 600,000 visitors. From February 22nd to June 30th, 2024, the exhibition showcases over 50 masterpieces by Van Gogh from the prestigious Kröller-Müller Museum in Otterlo, which collaborated on the project. A new addition to the Trieste exhibition is the display of two portraits of Monsieur and Madame Ginoux (the owners of the café in Arles frequented by Van Gogh), created in 1890. One is preserved at the Kröller Müller Museum and the other at the National Gallery of Rome.

The exhibition aims to document the entire artistic journey of the painter, starting from his passionate relationship with dark landscapes in his youth, continuing with drawings and oils dedicated to the theme of weavers, and progressing to works from his Parisian stay, depicting landscapes and moments of the artist's social life. Finally, the exhibition features Van Gogh's last paintings from St. Remy and Auvers-Sur-Oise, where he ended his troubled life.

For hours, ticket prices, and other details, visit the event's page ›.

2. Picasso in Milan

During the same exhibition period (February 22nd - June 30th), the Mudec in Milan also hosts an exhibition dedicated to Pablo Picasso. Curated by Malén Gual, honorary curator of the Picasso Museum in Barcelona, together with Ricardo Ostalé, "The Metamorphosis of the Figure" showcases over forty works by the Spanish master, including paintings, sculptures, drawings, and sketches of preparatory studies from the precious Notebook No. 7, loaned for the exhibition by the Pablo Ruiz Picasso Foundation - Birthplace Museum in Malaga.

Picasso al Mudec

At the heart of the exhibition project, thanks to the contribution of the main Spanish museums that own the most important Picasso collections, such as the Birthplace Museum in Malaga, the Picasso Museum in Barcelona, and the Reina Sofia Museum in Madrid, is the assimilation of African art in Picasso's work, from 1906 - a fundamental year for his production - to his latest works of the 1960s, passing through the return to "primitivism" around 1925. Continue reading to discover all the details ›.

3. Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec in Rovigo

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec is the protagonist of Palazzo Roverella's annual spring art event featuring international art. The exhibition, scheduled from February 23rd to June 30th, 2024, focuses on his activity as a painter, showcasing paintings and pastels from important American, European, and French museums, in relation to the Parisian environment in which he worked. The exhibition places the artist in comparison with realists, impressionists, and symbolists with whom he shared experiences and moments of daily life.... read the rest of the article»


Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Etude de nu. Femme assise sur un divan, 1882, olio su tela, Albi, Musée Toulouse-Lautrec Foto © F. Pons, Musée Toulouse-Lautrec, Albi, France

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec is considered one of the greatest post-impressionists and the first advertising artist, and the exhibition naturally does not overlook Toulouse-Lautrec's activity in the field of poster art. In addition to the famous Affiches, the exhibition features paintings and preparatory drawings by the artist, alongside the works of numerous artists active simultaneously in the same environments. This careful reconstruction of Toulouse-Lautrec's entire activity, through his works (60 works by the artist out of more than 200 works exhibited overall), aims to evoke in a broader and more organic way the vibrancy of the Parisian art scene, transcending the limiting concept of the Belle Époque.

Discover all the other details about the exhibition ›.

4. Japanese art of the 17th and 19th centuries in Rome

"Ukiyoe: The Floating World - A View from Japan" is the title of the exhibition scheduled at the Museum of Rome at Palazzo Braschi from February 20th to June 23rd, 2024. It is dedicated to Japanese art between the 17th and 19th centuries, featuring one hundred and fifty masterpieces from the E. Chiossone Museum of Oriental Art in Genoa and the Museum of Civilizations in Rome. These works are signed by masters of the Edo period, including Kitagawa Utamaro, Katsushika Hokusai, known for his iconic "The Great Wave off Kanagawa", Keisai Eisen, and the great Utagawa school with Toyokuni, Toyoharu, Hiroshige, Kuniyoshi, Kunisada.

le stampe giapponesi in mostra a Roma

Katsushika Hokusai La [Grande] Onda presso la costa di Kanagawa dalla serie Trentasei vedute del monte Fuji 1830-1832 Silografia policroma ©Courtesy of Museo d'Arte Orientale E. Chiossone

We remember how the knowledge of Japanese prints, with their asymmetric compositions and the use of empty spaces, strong lines, and vibrant colors, significantly influenced the stylistic evolution of Van Gogh towards a more dynamic and fluid composition. In the exhibition at Palazzo Braschi, the strong influence exerted by Japanese art and ukiyo-e on Western culture at the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th centuries is conveyed through the story of the experience of two Italian artists, sculptor Vincenzo Ragusa and engraver Edoardo Chiossone. They were invited by the late 19th-century Meiji government of Japan as trainers and specialists in the first graphic and art institutes. Their profound knowledge of Japan during their long stay allowed them to become collectors as well, forming two of the most important collections of Oriental art in Italy, now preserved at the Edoardo Chiossone Museum of Oriental Art in Genoa and at the Museum of Civilizations in Rome. Don't miss out on other details about the exhibition ›.

5. Brassaï. The Eye of Paris

After Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, here comes another protagonist who knew how to depict Paris in a unique way, this time through the lens of a camera. From February 23rd to June 2nd, 2024, at Palazzo Reale, Brassaï will take the spotlight. Born in Hungary and moved to Paris in 1924, he adopted a pseudonym. His real name is Gyula Halász, and he chose Brassaï in honor of Brassó, his hometown.

"Brassaï. The Eye of Paris" will exhibit more than 200 vintage prints, allowing visitors to journey through the Paris of those years, when he was closely associated with artists such as Picasso, Dalí, and Matisse.

L'occhio di Parigi

Brassaï: Soirée Haute couture, Paris 1935 © Estate Brassaï Succession - Philippe Ribeyrolles

Brassaï was able to fully capture the nocturnal atmosphere of Paris at the time and its people: workers, prostitutes, homeless individuals, artists, and solitary wanderers. During his walks, the photographer didn't just limit himself to depicting landscapes or architectural views but also ventured into more intimate and confined indoor spaces where society met and enjoyed itself. Learn more about the exhibition ›.

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Pubblicato il February 17, 2024